The West Side Waltz

Written by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Mary Jo Du Prey

Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond) deconstructs his script for The West Side Waltz. In the world premiere of Thompson’s newly revised, heart-filled dramedy set during the tumultuous ’80s, Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer; her sister, Melora Marshall; and daughter Willow Geer take on the roles of an aging concert pianist, her violin-playing spinster neighbor, and a would-be actress on New York’s Upper West Side.

A prologue discussion with the cast will take place before the show at 6:30pm on 8/27. Pay What You Will ticket pricing is available (cash only at the door) on 7/29.

Please select a performance

Ticket Prices

Lower Tier:


$60 per ticket


$42 - Adult

$25 - Senior, Student/ Teacher, Veteran, AEA

$10 - Child (5 - 15)

Upper Tier:


$26 - Adult

$15 - Senior, Student/ Teacher, Veteran, AEA

$10 - Child (5 - 15)