West Side Story

I saw the local operatic society’s performance of West Side Story this evening. I’d never seen it on stage or film, and was looking forward to it after booking tickets yesterday. A couple of friends came over despite it being late notice and midweek, and they seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. I knew very little about the plot other than it being based upon Romeo and Juliet, and I far preferred this version of the tale to the real thing a few months ago. The actors all seemed to be having a ball, and certainly made use of the Courtyard Theatre’s many entrances and exits. The dancing and choreography were great to watch, and the lead singer in particular was excellent. I knew about half of the songs already, although had somehow managed to miss that they were part of a musical, and liked all of them. Great fun. I’ll have to watch the film version and see how it compares.