Maquette for West Side Story

Maker and role
Artist: Dan Hannon, American, 1934-2015
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Object detail

Painted board, with wood, metal, and found objects
18 x 45 1/2 x 20in (45.7 x 115.6 x 50.8cm)
Credit line
Gift of the artist
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Object type
Theatre production
Musical with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, and libretto by Arthur Laurents. Produced at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1985.
Further information
In a single set, Dan Hannon ingeniously incorporated settings for events occuring over two days, including Maria's bedroom with a single bed and crucifix, the drugstore with soda fountain stools, and the back alley with trash cans.

"...the idea was that New York City got thrown up into the air, and this is how it landed." Hannon translated that notion with texture, rusty metal, space, and metaphor. "It is so naturalistic that it is abstract." - Dan Hannon
Signature & date
Label affixed at l.l.: Design by Dan Hannon/for West Side Story/ by Sondheim & BBernstein/ Director Dennis Maganza /Theatre Southwest Texas/ Date 1985


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