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Kids Commute - West Side Story Week!

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Original Broadway Playbill for "West Side Story" 1957

Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic musical comes out this week. What makes "West Side Story" so special? Find out with us!

Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic musical "West Side Story" opens in theaters on Friday December 10, and we'll find out what makes the show so special on Kids Commute this week!

We'll have a new Quizlet for you this week, too!

Tune in to Kids Commute Monday through Friday at 7:40 and 3:20, or any time at the links below!

Kids Commute - WEST SIDE STORY WEEK! Monday: Prologue (Leonard Bernstein)
Original Broadway Cast Album, "West Side Story"
Kids Commute - WEST SIDE STORY WEEK! Tuesday: "Mambo!" from "Dance at the Gym"
from "West Side Story" - Leonard Bernstein
Kids Commute - WEST SIDE STORY WEEK! Wednesday: Cool
Leonard Bernstein; Music/Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics

Take a look at the iconic Jerome Robbins choreography from the 1961 movie version of "West Side Story!"

Kids Commute - WEST SIDE STORY WEEK! Thursday: Tonight Quintet (L. Bernstein/S. Sondheim)
1961 Motion Picture Soundtrack - featuring Jimmy Bryant, Marni Nixon...and Marni Nixon!
Kids Commute - WEST SIDE STORY WEEK! Friday: America (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim)
Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and the cast of "West Side Story" (1961)

Here are Rita Moreno and friends performing "America" in the 1961 movie of "West Side Story!"

Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.