Sunday, December 20, 2009

West Side Story - the Musical

West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical's plot is based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Set in New York, mid fifties. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The Sharks are Puerto Ricans and they are taunted by the Jets, a white group who consider themselves the true Americans.
Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.

We went to the Fortis Circustheater in Scheveningen, Holland, to see this Bernstein's masterpiece. As expected, it was superb. You should have seen it. The costumes, the decors, the actors, the music,.. It was another one to remember!

Need I say that we had another wonderful time with our lovely friends? Even the trip back and forth is worth it. We snuggle up in the car and have a good time.
This year, our outing was even more special, because it snowed and the scenery was breathtaking. We took a long walk near the coast line and some people were daring the waves with their surf boards!! Just imagine being in the ocean on a snowy winter's day!
We had a really good time and we ate marvellous dinners. Our friends know how to surprise us and they pamper us like we are royalty. I can assure you: having dinner at the Mangerie Oxo (Europa Hotel) is to be recommended.
Too bad one friend couldn't join us. But then again, he welcomed us home with another delicious home cooked meal... I was full, stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey. I needed to roll out of the car..
My batteries are loaded again. Our next musical is in March: Notre Dame de Paris and just a few weeks later Mary Poppins. I'm looking forward to that!


Upje said...

En jawel, het is je gelukt, ik ben stikjaloers! :P

Bittersweet said...

Er zijn nog kaarten over hè!