kelley abbey



west side story
Performing the role of Teresita, and understudying and performing the role of Anita, Kelley appeared in the Victorian State Opera production of West Side Story in 1995.

kelley says

This was and is one of my favourite musicals of all time.

You cannot beat the score of West Side Story not to mention the fabulous choreography of Jerome Robbins. I was so excited to be in this show. It was directed by Ian Judge an English director.

I played one of the Peurto-rican 'Shark' girls named 'Teresita' and I also understudied and performed the role of 'Anita'.

After E Street this was a welcome change and the opportunity to grow again in music theatre and do some terrific choreography.

I must say that it was a childhood dream come true for me to be in this show. I think the only pitfall was having to apply layers and layers of fake tan every week to be a dark skinned Shark girl. My sheets will never be the same.

Performing Jerome Robbins' classic choregraphy in West Side Story