"WEST SIDE STORY" (Chance Theater, 2012) 

 ***Nominee, Best Revival, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2012

Book by Arthur Laurents

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Oanh Nguyen                                                              Scenic Design by Bradley Kaye                                                          Lighting Design by KC Wilkerson                                

On the mean streets of New York City, two gangs are in a long-lasting duel. The Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, grapple with the difficulties of assimilating into American society. The Jets, the "American" gang, want to resist newcomers entering their territory. In the midst of this rivalry, a Jet, Tony, falls in love with a beautiful Sharks' girl, Maria.

"The designs are lean and evocative, particularly Anthony Tran’s omni-period costumes..." (David Nichols, LA Times)

"Anthony Tran's costumes round out a peerless reconceptualization of this musical theater classic, one for which no superlative is undeserved. " (Eric Marchese, Backstage)

"Anthony Tran’s costumes are an evocation of time and place and expression of the characters who wear them." (Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA)