Montclair State Alumni Share Experience on the Set of West Side Story

Written by on December 12, 2021

Steven Spielberg’s adaption of the beloved musical is in theaters. The production employed nearly two dozen Montclair State Graduates in acting, dancing and production roles. The film’s protagonist, Rachel Zegler was set on attending Montclair State University before she got the callback for her first-ever movie role, as one of the main characters, Maria. Hear from Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose and Steven Spielberg on this entertainment segment by WMSC’s Isaias Ramirez, who explores the impact West Side Story had for Latinos growing up, including himself and lead star Rachel Zegler.