LOAD1018 Day 9

Alice Boll
Alice Boll

Show of the Day: West Side Story (1957)

West Side Story was a jolting, revolutionary musical for its time. The story is about New York street gangs who regularly rumbled & fought each other for territory & revenge. The energetic choreography featuring finger-snapping, leaping, & crouching dancers is a common sight to modern theatre-goers but was completely new and jarring to 1957 audiences. But Jerome Robbins’ dance numbers skillfully advanced the plot along with the spoken & sung passages. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the story of star-crossed lovers featured a ground-breaking score by the well-known composer, Leonard Bernstein, and a libretto by an unknown named Stephen Sondheim, who would later become one of Broadway’s best-known librettists. The show has endured & become a well-loved audience favorite with several major revivals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oVM1LXOids (footage of original cast members Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence)

Choose Your Prompt (or do both):

Featured Designer:

Our featured designer today is Jolene Joyce.

This prompt made me think of using a series of pictures that were from the same event. I thought it was appropriate to use these of the scrap happy ladies at the scrap gals retreat in Seattle. It was great fun to hang out with people I only knew online. I am so happy that we have a great family picture to commentate this weekend.


Prize Alert!

To be entered to receive today’s prize please leave a comment on the Day 9 Prize Alert thread in the Flickr discussion threads. The winner will be drawn during happy hour in November. Good luck!


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Happy scrapping!



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