Customer reviews for West Side Story (US Tour)  
Avg. Customer Review (2.8 Stars):  
Number of Reviews: 26  



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OFFICER KRUPKE SEGMENT DETRACTED FROM 5 STAR PERFORMANCE, Mar 24, 2014
reviewer: ORPHEUM AND WEST SIDE STORY FAN from Phoenix, Arizona
ENJOYED THE PLAY AND THE MUSIC IN PHX PERFORMANCE, BUT MUST AGREE THAT "OFFICER KRUPKE' SEGMENT ADDED UNNECESSARY GESTURES WHICH DISTRACTED FROM THE DANCE ROUTINE AND THE PLAY IN GENERAL. THE PERFORMANCE AS A WHOLE WAS VERY GOOD... ACTOR WHO PLAYED TONY HAD BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND ACTING BY EVERYONE WAS STAR QUALITY. ORCHESTRA DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB ALSO. JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO ADD ANY VULGARITY, HOWEVER MINOR, AS A FORM OF UPDATING A CLASSIC.


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Must see, Mar 15, 2014
reviewer: Sonia davis from Los Angeles, California
Saw the play in Riverside March 2014 . You know it's good when youre still talking about it the next day. Too bad Bernardo played by Micheal Spencer Smith is killed so early in the play. I would have loved
to see more of him.


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Poor direction, Feb 13, 2014
reviewer: Michael Anthony from Vancouver, British Columbia
Saw the performance feb.6 at the qe in Vancouver .... The dancing saved the show. Tony was weak and there was little chemistry between tony and Maria who was just a little too breathless. The mics on
their heads were distracting...the orchestration was dull at first but picked up Ina act2. The worst aspect of the show was the directing...unlike the choreography , the direction lacked focus, tony had no
business during his numbers, couldn't tell the sharks from the jets and on and on... Seemed unpolished and under rehearsed. Anita had the most pizzaz...
Finally, I have seen high school musicals better than this production....this show failed , in my opinion, due to very poor direction....the dance saved the show and kept me from leaving at intermission.
Sad to want to support the arts and yet leave the theatre feeling like I had just wasted $109.00 . I would hesitate to risk paying that much again...likely will not take a chance after feeling cheated by this
show. Too bad.


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No chemistry, Feb 11, 2014
reviewer: Anonymous from Vancouver, British Columbia
Having seen the movie many times although not for many years and adoring Natalie Wood maybe it is a harsh judgement but after crying every time the only reason I was near to tears was at having paid
over $100 for the ticket. I found it overall very disappointing, the performances were not polished, there was no need for the vulgar gestures, there was no chemistry between the main characters. . I did
like Maria's voice but she looked like a little girl and Tony just lacked, well, everything. Not believable . Will definitely think twice about going to see another play or musical
outside of local high school performances. Could unfortunately not understand the Spanish either.


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Better than the movie. , Feb 10, 2014
reviewer: George McGuire from Vancouver, British Columbia
I just returned from a Vancouver matinee performance (Feb. 9/2014) of West Side Story. I have always loved this story, the movie, vocals and the superb music. I rate this live performance better than the movie. Everything was just perfect: I salute the dancers, the singers, and the orchestra. I rate this performance as one best live shows I have ever attended and this include many shows in London and New York. I can find no fault with this production. If the performers read this review I say well done.
George McGuire


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