Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic film with The LA Phil!
Certain films become classics by virtue of their perfect execution, and others pass the test of time because they capture an emotional veracity that rings true with generations of audiences. West Side Story has remained in our hearts by accomplishing both seamlessly, and with style that is truly timeless. Celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary at The Hollywood Bowl when The LA Phil plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying orchestral score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the Bowl's big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.
This classic romantic tragedy echoes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, re-setting the story of the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets to 1950s New York, where the Sharks and the Jets fight over turf. Tune into Nathalie Wood's rendition of "Tonight" and show the kids that some stories just never get old.
What: LA Phil Presents MGM HD presents West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th at 8:00pm. Plenty of seats are still available. Click here for tickets and more information about the show.
Enter to Win: Kids Off the Couch has a Family Four-Pack to give away to the Friday, July 8 show. Click here to be in the drawing - and please include your telephone number. Winner will be chosen by June 17.
West Side Story: The 1961 film, which garnered ten Oscars including Best Picture, ignited musical theater with innovations in its electric dance numbers and a cross-cultural love story that captured the imagination of a nation. Memorable songs include "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke" and "Cool".
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