West Side Story Sing-a-Long
SING-A-LONG! Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production of two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. Caught in the middle is the doomed love affair of Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood).
All of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's songs from the original production were retained for the film version, and now they have been subtitled for karaoke style audience participation. The movie also features the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, which is recreated in some of the most startling and balletic dance sequences ever recorded on film. West Side Story won an almost-record ten Oscars, including Best Picture.
Directors Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise (1961). 151 mins, rated PG.