BBC Proms 2018: Best Musicals, Opera and Oratorio
Tough it out with the Sharks and the Jets in Bernstein's West Side Story or marvel at the bravery of a heroine in Handel's Theodora
Packed with top numbers – 'America', 'Tonight', 'Maria' – Leonard Bernstein's musical with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim caught the composer (pictured) at the top of his inventive powers. Thrilling orchestration comes to the fore in this concert performance with voices from London theatre schools and musicals specialist John Wilson conducting two performances. There is a free introductory talk by Sondheim's biographer David Benedict at Imperial College, at 6.15PM.
Booking opens 9AM Saturday 12 May. Click here for more details