West Side Story is currently winning hearts at the Capitol Theatre through April 21. But before you head over to see Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s romantic musical, get to know the cast behind the classic story. Addison Reid Coe plays the Tony, the passionate young man who falls for the beautiful Maria at first sight. The actor sat down to talk about Tony and Maria’s powerful story and why seeing West Side Story on stage is even better than watching the film version. Click the video below to hear what Coe had to say about Tony’s “young mid-life crisis” and how being cut from the high school soccer team led to his career in theater.