Saw this yesterday. I agree there was no chemistry between the actors. I you did not know the story and the music, some of the story would be lost on you because of the constant switch between English and Spanish. We found that to be a distraction. And then there was the scene when Tony and Maria are supposed to sing "Theres a Place for Us" and some little kid comes out and sings. I am assuming he is supposed to be "their future child" - Im sure it was supposed to be artsy - but it was just really lame. The music and orchestra were great. If youre bilingual you might like it.
West Side Story on Thursday, Dec 24th, 2009