(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "There's a place for us.... A time and a place for us."
You know, every time I watch "West Side Story" I always end up getting a little teary-eyed. I can't help it. With all of the hatred and anger that's going on around them, it's the sad tragedy that befalls the two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, that tugs so deeply on my emotions and starts the tears to falling.
(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "Someday - We'll find a new way of living - We'll find there's a way of forgiving - Someday."
"West Side Story" is an emotionally-charged tale of young-adult angst, bitter racism, and ill-fated love, all played out so brilliantly on the backstreets, and in the alleyways, of New York City. I've yet to see another Musical of this one's beauty, scope, and heart-rending greatness. "West Side Story" stands tall, in a league all of its own.
(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "Hold my hand and we're half way there.... Hold my hand and I'll take you there."