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By edgar in the Style of West Side Story (Movie Version)
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Thanks so much Tony for giving us a film/stage round as it allows me to sing a class song from without doubt my most favourite musical of all time. I never get tired of hearing these songs which in my mind are a Masterpiece of music and lyric composing!! and the song that I have chosen is in my Top two in the whole musical. West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, libretto/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins.It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighbourhood. In the early 1960s much of the neighbourhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighborhood's character. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang.The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre