WEST SIDE STORY
- WED 1:20 6:30
- THU 1:20
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
(1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) Ten Oscars for the dazzling screen adaptation of the Bernstein/Sondheim musical stage smash, including Best Picture, Director(s), Supporting Actor (George Chakiris) and Actress (Rita Moreno – she won a Tony and a Grammy the same year!); as the Nativist Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks square off in the slums on Manhattan. But Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood, with singing voice of Marni Nixon) find love anyway.
"Leonard Bernstein's rich, eloquent and demanding score is still a powerful experience, and choreographer Jerome Robbins's street ballets look exotic and experimental – as well as being great spectacle."
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"It’s impossible to fault the euphoric dance sequences and ultra-melodic tunes. Special mention, though, should go to Boris Leven’s neo-expressionist production design and Daniel L Fapp’s forceful cinematography: the crooked angles, pointed shadows and great swashes of red all heighten the mood of rabid fury."
– David Jenkins, Time Out (London)
"Every set piece works, even the confined quarters of the dress shop in 'I Feel Pretty' and 'Somewhere,' and Wise and Robbins capture wonderful fits of movement through wide takes."
– Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine