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Fresh & Fierce

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A feast for the senses and the soul featuring the dramatic crowd favorite West Side Story Suite, a stylish new work by choreographer Durante Verzola, and a beloved ballet of epic scale in Divertimento No. 15.

Program includes:

West Side Story Suite

Whether on stage or on screen, the music, dancing, and drama of West Side Story Suite never disappoints.

In 1995, Jerome Robbins adapted his smash-hit musical into a brilliantly theatrical suite of dances. Revel in the energy of the MCB’s own dancing and singing Sharks and Jets as they face it out at the school gym and ultimately – tragically – rumble in the streets. Feel for the tender lovers Tony and Maria, and paint the town with Anita and Bernardo as the suite unfolds – all in a swirling showcase of Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim’s collective genius.

West Side Story’s timeless theme of divisions among neighbors still resonates yet reminds us that with love, there’s a place for all of us.


Jerome Robbins
Leonard Bernstein


World Premiere: Sentimiento

In this newly commissioned work by Durante Verzola, a highly talented young choreographer who comes from MCB School, his gorgeous choreographic style is fused with the lush designs of Miami-based international fashion designer Esteban Cortázar.


Durante Verzola
Ernesto Lecuona
Esteban Cortázar


Divertimento No 15

A sparkling ballet for a regal cast of 16 dancers, Divertimento No. 15 is a prodigious work of geometric precision set to Mozart’s supreme score, which Balanchine considered the finest divertimento ever written.


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



Discover More

Pre Performance Talks
Join us for our free pre-performance talks with MCB’s artistic team. These insightful conversations begin one hour prior to curtain before each performance except on opening nights.

Broward Center
Sat, April 29 at 6:30pm – MCB Dancers Bradley Dunlap and Cameron Catazaro in conversation with Lourdes Lopez

Sun, April 30 at 1pm – MCB Pianist Francisco Rennó and MCB Dancer Tricia Albertson in conversation with Gary Sheldon.

Download Casting Sheets
Sat, Apr 29 | Broward Center at 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 30 | Broward Center at 2:00PM

Digital Program
Our new and improved digital program features details of the production, insights, extended bios and special content.

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Fresh & Fierce Production Trailer
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Fresh & Fierce Music Playlist
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Click on the above image or here to read about what it is like to dance and sing on stage.