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West Side Story - the making of a classic

(7 Posts)
Fennel Tue 02-Feb-21 20:21:45
I've just been watching this - fascinating. Just about my favourite show ever.
We went to see it in London where I was living in the late 50s.
We were privilged.
The story is still topical now.

Callistemon Tue 02-Feb-21 20:58:43

I'll make a note and try to watch on catch up.
Thanks, Fennel

I enjoyed it too, on stage and the film.
I watched a programme about Bernstein years ago which was excellent.

Franbern Wed 03-Feb-21 09:10:36

My boy friend took me to see this in the latefifties at Her Majesties Theatre. It was so very different to any other musical I had every seen. At the end of the 'Gee Officer...' number, the audience were on our feet calling for an encore - and this continued until the Producer actually came on stage to tell us that no encores could be done as the boys and girls did not have any spare energy to repeat numbers.

baubles Wed 03-Feb-21 09:13:01

I’ll take a look at that, thanks Fennell, it’s one of my favourite shows.

Jane43 Wed 03-Feb-21 10:26:12

I missed that. I will catch up with it soon, thank you for posting.

Fennel Wed 03-Feb-21 12:35:06

Here it is,Fran - my favourite too.
I think this clip is from the film:

Fennel Wed 03-Feb-21 12:42:07

ps scroll down for the words - maybe not pc now but brilliant.