On Thursday, August 18th, my parents took me to Proctors to see the afternoon show of “West Side Story.” The show was an updated version of the 1957 Broadway musical which was written by Arthur Laurents, dance choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with lyrics and music composed by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, respectively.
To give you some background as to how I found out about “West Side Story,” it was when I was in seventh grade music class, towards the end of the school year. We were learning about Broadway musicals. As a bit of a treat, since it was the end of the year, our music teacher said that we would be watching the 1961 movie of “West Side Story.” No one in class seemed too thrilled, but I figured I’d give it a chance.
After the 45 minutes of class was finished, I couldn’t wait to see more of the movie the next day. After three days of watching the movie, I really liked it and wanted to see the actual Broadway musical.