My school's spring musical is this weekend, and they're putting on West Side Story. My sister's in it, and my family went to go see it tonight. I was incredibly impressed with it. They had a lot of trouble finding enough guys to do the play, and a lot of the guys in it had never been in a musical before. But they did a very impressive job.
I'm not a fan of West Side Story. In fact, I think it's safe to say that I hate that musical. Probably because I hate Romeo and Juliet, and that's basically the entire story of West Side Story. I just can't stand the whole love at first sight and then killing yourself over someone else thing (although that last thing doesn't happen in West Side Story exactly). Nevertheless, I couldn't help but be impressed with my school's production even though I didn't like the musical itself. "Officer Krupke" was probably my favorite part. I'd say at least half of the guys in that number weren't ones that I would have been able to picture singing and dancing before this, but they did a really good job. I was probably more impressed with the guys' dancing than anything else in the play. Everyone did brilliantly though, and I really enjoyed watching their performances (just not the storyline).