Monday, January 22, 2018
Musical Theater Therapy: "Tonight"
Musical Theater Therapy celebrates one of those musical moments when all the pieces are set up on the game board. Today it's "Tonight" from the iconic (if certainly a bit overwrought) West Side Story, the movie musical about how some Greek and eastern Europeans got into it good with some western Europeans in a part of Manhattan that would soon become super gay.
If we learn one lesson from West Side Story, it's not to let prep school students like Stephen Sondheim write lyrics for gang members.
If we learn two lessons from West Side Story, it's that Marni Nixon is a bad-ass utility player.
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Today's song is "Tonight" and today's lesson is the thing about prep school lyrics. Obvs.