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So I found this forum where there are a lot of West Side fans, and I laugh whenever I read any weird posts, like "Here is a random fact for you guys. Richard Beymer, Tony in the movie version played God in a movie i watched in religion. it was really funny, because he had an awesome 80's hairstyle"

Bloopers from the same forum (from shows that other people put on):

~ During the scene before cool, instead of saying, a red hot umbrella and and open it, our Riff said, a red hot golf club which we all found hilarious and tried to stop laughing during the whole song.

~ During Cool we didn't have alot of room so a few nights someone would run into a chair and it would go flying across the stage.

~ After Maria's scene before Dance at the Gym. during the scene change one of the manequins (sp?) fell off and was their during the whole beginning of the dance

~ When we did the show last year, our gun didn't always cooperate.... Our Chino would try to shoot it and instead of going off, it would just make a clicking noise- he had to pull the trigger about 2-3 times on average to make a noise. One night, our Tony thought the gun had gone off and fell into my arms before the gun actually went off!!!

~ I saw a production where Tony was climbing out the window in the scene when he escapes as Anita is trying to come in, and he made the entire wall shake. And not just a little bit. It was definitely swaying forward and backward for several seconds. Talk about a disaster averted.

~ One night, when Maria was threatening Action at the end of a performance, the gun went off accidentally, so Action fell over dead and after the guys had carried off Tony, they came back for Action.

~ I saw a production where the Maria got caught in her wedding veil during Somewhere and as a result some slightly profane dialogue that wasn't exactly in the script was accidentally whispered . . .

Yeah, I'm bored again - but they're cute.

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bluemiree
Oct. 6th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
During our production last winter, we had a lot of older people in the audience. At one show, as Maria was crying over Tony's body, and the entire cast is onstage looking aghast, we hear this old woman from the second row whispering really loudly to someone next to her - "OH, HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD!" Yeah, we had a really hard time keeping straight faces...
heartingdraco
Oct. 7th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
hahahaha that made me laugh and all the library people are now staring at me like i'm crazy ^^;;

oh, those old ladies..
yousouppoff
Nov. 4th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
Bloopers
What can I say.... they rock! But from West Side story? I would have like to see them.
heartingdraco
Nov. 4th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Bloopers
i found out my school did west side last year! why wasn't i there??
yousouppoff
Nov. 5th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)
That's not fair!
What?!?! That's just wrong! They had and you didn't know?!?! Poor child. My school said they were this year then changed their mind and siad, "No were doing 'Cinderalla'" That's stupid! Who wants to Cinderalla when they can Maria or Anita? Schools are stupid in general.
heartingdraco
Nov. 5th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
Re: That's not fair!
Schools are stupid in general.

amen to that! cinderalla is great, yeah, okay, the shoe and all that, but okay, a), who wear glass shoes? and b) EVERYONE does that!!! anita could kick cinderalla's ass!
bethie88
Jun. 13th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
Re: That's not fair!
anita could kick cinderalla's ass

That made me laugh wicked hard!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 6th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
i did west side story at a local theatre and during the second to the last showing the gun didn't go off. all the techies started searching for a retractable knife used when riff and bernardo fought but we couldn't find one. so someone pulled out a retractable comb and chino went onstage to kill tony with that. the guy playing tony didn't know what was going on. so him and maria just kept saying "tony.... maria.... tony.... maria...." chino was supposed to be on a platform when he shot tony so he had to jump down to stab him. it took a second for tony to realize he was bein stabbed. instead of crying maria was laughing. (being an actress she pulled it off as laughing) many of the actors had to use peoples shoulders to pretend they were crying but instead they were laughing. of course the audience couldn't tell it was a comb but they did know he was supposed to be shot. so when the gun went off later in the lobby they all cheered. during the last show we all were anxious to see if the gun went off. thankfully it did.

also during one show maria had a bad accent and during i feel pretty she said "oh so pretty that shitty should give me it's key" instead of "that the city should give me it's key." that night the girls were really laughing when the song ended.

just thought i'd give you those since you said you enjoyed them.
heartingdraco
Nov. 6th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
that made me laugh!!! thanks!
goodnite_saigon
Dec. 13th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh, God.

Our conductor was about to cue the band to play the fimal notes of the show before we walked off with Tony (I was Anybodys.) One of the bandies got a little early, so you hear (before Maria's final line) our conductor, loudly.
"Wait for the 'te adoro'!"

Nightmare? o yes.
heartingdraco
Dec. 19th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
xD

oops
brokn_lost_soul
Dec. 19th, 2004 01:17 am (UTC)
in our school production last year... We weren't allowed to use guns, so we used crow bars... Our Bernardo was supposed to accidentally drop the crowbar while him and Tony were fighting, but he accidentally threw it all the way to the end of the stage and it fell into the pit and hit our bassoonist.

also, when in the bridal shop and tony goes to maria and says "Buenos noches"(sp?) then Anita is supposed to say "Buenos tardez" (sp?), He accidentally came on and said "Buenos tardez." So luckily Anita covered it by going "BUENOS TARDEZ TO YOU TOO!"
heartingdraco
Dec. 19th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
lmao
ghfreedom
Oct. 19th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
OMG I think the gun one was the show my high school put on...I was an usher so i got to watch it almost every night, and someone was playing with the gun before the show, so it would never work! And we didn't hear anything and Tony stalls...and just collapsed!

Soooo tragic yet hillarious at the same time...
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