Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Girl Like That~

I love everything about this movie and show.

I used to make my students watch it at least once a semester.

Yes, it's THAT important to know every single line from West Side.

I recently came across an interview with Rita Moreno who played Anita in the movie.

The interview is really interesting; she talks about how she got the role, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins (jealous!!!), and what filming the movie was like.

You can read the interview here.

Also, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the movie. Happy Anniversary West Side!!!

I will be teaching Charlie how to snap and jump at the same time later on today.


Marsha Anderson said...

I can't wait to see him do that! I love the music and the dancing in this musical, but the story is too sad for me!

Catherine said...

I just read the article ahbout Rita and was blown away! She is amazing in this show! And I know you love that Glee totally did this two weeks ago! We did WSS my junior year in high school. I tried out but didn't get a part. But I was ok b/c I got watch it instead. I LOVED IT! And Leonard Bernstein is one my absolute favorite American composers of this time! Thanks for sharing this!

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