History Theatre / WestSideStory

24th Nov '16 12:46:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BriefAccentImitation: In the film adaptation, one of the Jets acts as a doctor with a German accent during "Gee, Officer Krupke".

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* BriefAccentImitation: In the film adaptation, one of the Jets acts as [[HerrDoktor a doctor with a German accent accent]] during "Gee, Officer Krupke".


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* HerrDoktor: One of the Jets briefly pretends to be one in "Gee, Officer Krupke".
8th Oct '16 4:42:50 PM SamuraiGal
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*** The Nurse being taunted and insulted by the Montagues and thus unable to tell Romeo that Juliet's death is faked, leading to Romeo's suicidal response=Anita being assaulted by the Jets and thus lying about Maria's death, leading to Tony begging Chino to kill him.

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*** The Nurse being taunted and insulted by the Montagues and Friar Escalus having to be quarantined thus unable to tell Romeo that Juliet's death is faked, leading to Romeo's suicidal response=Anita being assaulted by the Jets and thus lying about Maria's death, leading to Tony begging Chino to kill him.
30th Aug '16 7:39:29 AM akih08
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** Shortly after this happens, an incensed Maria grabs the gun and threatens to kill herself after murdering everyone present.
30th Aug '16 7:38:07 AM akih08
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* DrivenToSuicide: After hearing that Chino allegedly murdered Maria in a jealous rage, Tony wanders the streets calling for Chino to kill him as well. Just as Tony sees Maria still alive and happily reunites with her, [[spoiler: Chino belatedly obliges his death wish.]]
9th Aug '16 8:30:41 PM DrOO7
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** Schrank's taunting of Action changes from "How's the action on your mother's mattress?" to "How's the action on your mother's side of the street?" not much better but enough to go over the head of some younger viewers.

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** Schrank's taunting of Action changes from "How's the action on your mother's mattress?" to "How's the action on your mother's side of the street?" not Not much better but enough to go over the head of some younger viewers.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Juliet and Paris both die in Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet, but their respective counterparts, Maria and Chino, survive here.
5th Aug '16 10:55:51 AM bitemytail
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23rd Jul '16 5:44:36 PM DrOO7
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* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Tony and Maria.
30th Jun '16 6:34:59 PM capretty
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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A (then) modern-day adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.

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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A (then) modern-day SettingUpdate adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
30th Jun '16 6:00:46 PM capretty
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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A lot of people do not like to admit it, but it's basically a clone of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.

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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A lot of people do not like to admit it, but it's basically a clone (then) modern-day adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
29th Jun '16 8:04:03 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* UncommonTime: "America" alternates between 6/8 and 3/4 time. Conducting this piece is a common exercise for undergraduate music students.
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