West Side Story: One for the Ages

by Abhishek Shetty Period 1

What is West Side Story?

West Side Story is a timeless musical based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The "gang warfare" that happens in the story can be shown in the high school today because it is entertaining to people this day in age, especially the complex situation after the killing of Bernardo, Maria's brother, leader of the Sharks, by Pete. The romance in the story will be entertaining as well, especially to the people who don't find the gang wars entertaining. North Brunswick will be a great place to publicize this musical. I would make many types of posters to advertise West Side Story to the High Schoolers of North Brunswick.

Below is the song America, one of the many wonderful songs in this musical. It is about how the Sharks and their family feel about coming to America.

West Side Story-America

What are People Saying about West Side Story?

  • "West Side Story is a great musical, and it is entertaining to almost all audiences! It is a great watch for everyone!" - Abhishek Shetty
  • "No matter how many times you watch it, Robbins's choreography hooks you." - Anonymous reviewer, The Guardian
  • "The strong blend of drama, dance, and music folds into a rich artistic whole." Bosley Crowther, the NY Times