Resolved? How West Side Story Uses Music and More to Display its Message. (Podcast Episode)

THTR 3333 students Kaicie Kidd and Stephen Angelakos discuss the 1961 film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. From music, to choreography, to even lighting design, this musical provides a great platform for discussing the topics of race and ethnicity in mid-20th century America.

Maria and Tony stand worlds apart, but seem ultimately closer by the blurred crowd between them.