March 14th, 2017

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Why West Side Story was Successful on both Stage and Screen:

Musicals, in general, are great, because they employ both speaking and singing, and they're sort of like operettas, in that respect.  This is why I've always preferred musicals to regular plays, which only employ speaking.  Musicals tend to be more cheerful and upbeat, and because they employ both speaking and singing, they tell their story in a much more rounded out, upbeat fashion, if one gets the drift.  Having said all of the above, I'd more than likely have an equally hard time with opera, due to the fact that operas just involve singing. Something that involves some of each is what I like, which is why most musicals are better on stage than on screenCollapse )