West Side Story

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Oh my goodness, was it cold in New York City—the confetti Eve aftermath kicked up with the Times Square wind, mixed in with the slightest suggestion of new snow (that could not fall, could only whip, for the wind came in that hard).

But none of that mattered. "West Side Story" means something to me, and so it meant a whole lot to me to be able to see this musical today, a matinee, third row orchestra seats, thanks to my brother. It's a riveting story. The dance is alive. The songs can transport you. It's absolutely worth seeing.


Sage Ravenwood said...

I was in the city something in mid Nov. for a day trip. I've lived in upstate NY for a good share of my life but had never ventured into the city itself - except maybe to pass it by.

It was such a wondrous visual explosion. I imagine for me it was a bit different...not having all the noise to distract (Sometimes my deafness has it's own gifts).

I wrote a blog entry about it titled "A New York State of Mind". I wanted to try to capture the essence of what that visit inspired in me.

For some reason now whenever I hear about NYC, a smile spreads across my face. I can't wait until my next forage into this metropolis. I would have loved to see RENT in the theatre. (Hugs)Indigo

bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad you got to see this. Maybe it'll still be playing when I'm in New York in May.

Becca said...

How exciting...WSS is one of my favorite musicals. I'm so glad you were able to see it.

Holly said...

That's been a favorite of mine since middle school...I think I secretly strive to be Anita.

Maya Ganesan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was thinking about seeing it on our NYC trip, but decided against. I've watched a film version...that'll just have to be enough for now, I guess.

Sarah Anne said...

Oh, goodness, can I just say how envious I am? Haha, you lucky duck! My best friend played Tony last year, and this year my school choir is doing a medley of all the songs from the musical for our big fundraising concert in February. I get to be in the big dance section for "Amereeca!"!! I'm so excited!! So glad you go to go. :)

Laurie Schneider said...

I'd be happy just to sit in the pit and listen to Bernstein's score. Awesome.

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