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.