I just joined today and I wanted to say hi. I've been a huge West Side Story fan since 7th grade (in the "Can you imagine them without" section in my Grammar school yearbook mine was "Can you imagine Tina without West Side Story"). I had never really seen any non-Disney musicals before West Side Story, so in a way it introduced me to most of my favorite movies. Which is why is holds a special place in my heart. I understand how cheezy that sounds, but it's true. I love this movie and I honestly can't imagine life without it.