I myself have been a fan of West Side Story ever since my dad composed the score back in the fifties, when I was a little girl. I Feel Pretty Maria, Francisca, Rosalia, Consuela 13. Sunday; additional performances at 7 p. Just play it cool, boy, Real cool. Gee, Officer Krupke, Krup you! Last year around this time, a casting call went out. The new kids on the block have to take the worst jobs and they're often poor, which leads to crime, which in turn leads to more stereotyping, more hatred, and more racism.
Bernstein was a leading advocate of American composers, particularly Aaron Copland. Tonight Maria, Tonynita, Riff, Bernardo, Sharks and Jets 11. With lyrics by , this ensemble number, sung by Puerto Rican characters Anita, Rosalia, Bernardo, and chorus, is a light-hearted paean to the American way of life. The irony of this supposedly pro-American number, however, is its vibrantly musical style, with , complex and. That Puerto Rican punk'll Go down And when he's hollered Uncle We'll tear up the town! They began it, And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all! I've just kissed a girl named Maria, And suddenly I've found How wonderful a sound Can be. Always the pineapples growing, Always the coffee blossoms blowing.
He said then that he had never even met a Puerto Rican, yet he was tasked with capturing the racial tension of the city and the era. Rita Moreno, who sings the song on the movie soundtrack, is a native of Puerto Rico. Bernstein always rejoiced in opportunities to teach young musicians. The show made a notable change by weaving the white gang, the Jets, into the song. To benefit the effort in 1987, he established the Felicia Montealegre Fund in memory of his wife who died in 1978. There's nothing to be done, Not a thing I can do But hold him, hold him forever, Be with him now, tomorrow And all of my life! Each has been widely translated.
You can search through a calendar of West Side Story performances worldwide. It's only just out of reach, Down the block, on a beach, Maybe tonight. Gee, Officer Krupke, Krup you! And we're gonna beat Every last buggin' gang On the whole buggin' street! Say it loud and there's music playing— Say it soft and it's almost like praying— Maria. It's only just out of reach, Down the block, on a beach, Maybe tonight. The Sharks'll steer clear 'Cause every Puerto Rican's A lousy chicken! He helped create a world class training orchestra at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. After Serge Koussevitzky died in 1951, Bernstein headed the orchestral and conducting departments at Tanglewood, teaching there for many years.
Some of his Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam and Fiddler on the Roof. The most beautiful sound I ever heard— Maria. This boy don't need a doctor, just a good honest job. Neither side is completely wrong. Today, the world was just an address, A place for me to live in, No better than all right, But here you are And what was just a world is a star Tonight! Don't get hot, 'Cause man, you got Some high times ahead. In addition to his two Academy Awards, Mr.
Come on, something, come on in, don't be shy, Meet a guy, Pull up a chair! As Puerto Ricans, the Sharks are outcast almost from the beginning: living in a crummy neighborhood, hassled by the white kids and turning to crime just as a way of getting even. Robbins has directed for television and film as well, with his co-direction and choreography of West Side Story winning him two Academy Awards. Such a pretty face, Such a pretty dress, Such a pretty smile, Such a pretty me! I like the island Manhattan— Smoke on your pipe and put that in! He composed the score for the award-winning movie On the Waterfront 1954 and incidental music for two Broadway plays: Peter Pan 1950 and The Lark 1955. Modest and pure, Polite and refined, Well-bred and mature, And out of her mind! Don't matter if he's tired, As long as he's here Tonight! We'll stop 'em once and for all. Deep down inside us there is good! I've just kissed a girl named Maria, And suddenly I've found How wonderful a sound Can be. Always the hurricanes blowing, Always the population growing.
Here, you can indulge your fascination with this groundbreaking musical in any number of ways. Friday and Saturday, 3 p. Goodnight, goodnight, Sleep well and when you dream, Dream of me Tonight. He is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame, P. Around the corner, Or whistling down the river, Come on, deliver To me! You're never alone, You're never disconnected. There's a place for us, A time and place for us.
Tonight, tonight, The world is full of light, With suns and moons all over the place. From then until 1969 he led more concerts with the orchestra than any previous conductor. The more they turn it on the harder they'll fall. He won eleven Emmy Awards and the Antoinette Perry Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Theater. This is not the Mar— Ia we know! Even death won't part us now.
Goodness gracious, that's why I'm a mess! Today, the world was just an address, A place for me to live in, No better than all right, But here you are And what was just a world is a star Tonight! Deep down inside us there is good! The hours go so slowly, And still the sky is light. The Sharks'll steer clear, 'Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican 'S a lousy chicken! Leapin' lizards, that's what I'm so bad! Something's coming, I don't know what it is But it is Gonna be great! Jerome Robbins passed away in 1998. In 1951 he married the Chilean actress and pianist, Felicia Montealegre. After his Broadway triumph with Fiddler On the Roof in 1964, Mr. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools.