Customer reviews for West Side Story (US Tour)  
Avg. Customer Review (2.8 Stars):  
Number of Reviews: 30  



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Poor Enunciation, Jun 02, 2014
reviewer: Anonymous from New Brunswick, New Jersey
My husband is a big West Side Story fan and I gave him tickets as a birthday gift. Frankly he was insulted by the vulgarity in the "Officer Krupke" song. Also, about 20 minutes into the first act we turned to
each other and said we couldn't understand a word that the female actresses were saying, especially MARIA! The enunciation was horrible (we were front center mezzanine).. We just accepted it and tried to
enjoy. The dance numbers,
orchestra and singing were wonderful.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Somewhat disappointing , Jun 02, 2014
reviewer: Alisson from New Brunswick, NJ
I had an opportunity to see the Westside Story in New Brunswick, NJ today. I
was accompanied by two young adolescent children and my mother. Well, while
we were able to appreciate to a degree the songs we love and some, not too
polished but well-intentioned choreography, excessive sexual content was
disturbing. I do not remember so much adult content in the original piece. If you
are planning to see it with your children, please evaluate that decision carefully.
The singing of the main characters was pleasant, but overall I was left with the
sense of something not quite coming together in this performance - the sense of
forced movement, forced acting, forced singing at times that I never experienced
when on good old Broadway, was with me pretty much through the entire
performance. I most definitely had a better feeling after other theatrical
experiences.


0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

great theater show but problems, May 19, 2014
reviewer: Cjbb from Detroit, Michigan
West Side Story, a classic show. This is a musical with great singing and dancing. A Romeo and Juliet story. Problems: they have increased the amount of Spanish, this is the United States, this is an American play, we speak English. if it was playing in a predominantly Spanish speaking country, where few spoke English, would you add more English just to make it more relevant? We found this very irritating and it took away something from our experience as no one in our party of six spoke Spanish.
I would take my mother but not children under the age of 14. While understanding the reality of living in an inner city environment, some scenes were were too sexually blatant and in bad taste for theater viewing. The rape scene was very well done and not visually explicit. Scene 2, Act 2 - "The Neighborhood" was especially heavy with sexual innuendos and inappropriate actions on the part of the male actors.


0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

High School Equivalent, Apr 27, 2014
reviewer: Anonymous from Baltimore, Maryland
Not sure why a lot of the songs were in Spanish. Male lead was stooped shouldered and weak. Save your money and go to an O's game. Overall it had a high school production quality.


1 of 17 people found the following review helpful:

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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