Monday, March 7, 2011

Blue Monday - West Side Story

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Johnny and I took Jenna, our eighteen year-old granddaughter, to see West Side Story at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts this past week. We all loved it! Of course, I spotted some Blue!

The dancing was amazing. Look at the vertical jump. Look at the air space! Also, please note the beautiful Blue costumes.




The Jets preform "Cool." There's a blue dress on the left. I love her extension and pointed toe.





Playing the part of Maria, Ali Ewoldt sings, "I Feel Pretty." Note her blue! dress.
Her voice was superb!




Have you seen West Side Story--either the movie or the play?


Happy Blue Monday!


1. LaVoice
2. Hyacinths for the Soul
3. Debbie at The Paint Splash
4. Spice Up Your Life
5. Aussie Nikki
6. Lani in Taipei
7. Tablescapex3: Intarsia! :)
8. Dena E's
9. carolynUSA
10. Winter or Spring in the Blue Dining Room?
11. "Updated" Country Blue Kitchen and Recipes
12. Nostalgic Marveling
13. Fifi Flowers GREEN GIVEAWAY
14. John
15. Rose
16. Christine
17. Ms. Burrito
18. Fighter
19. Dhemz
20. Cindy Adkins
21. Prosperity's Desire
22. Pie
23. Fe's Journey of Life
24. Candy @ The Little Round Table
25. clavs up close
26. Everything that counts
27. crafts and fashion
28. liberal sprinkles
29. molly's Memories
30. Carpe Diem Sweden
31. Sweet Nothings
32. cricket
33. Shengkay's JOurnal
34. Tattered Rebel~Cat
35. Race
36. Loui♥
37. Life is a Battle
38. RIZ/sibuyas republic
39. Lesley
40. Milla
41. Anni / Sweden
42. Annelie E, Sweden
43. Gittan Sweden
44. Jan Australia
45. My Little Sitting Area
46. Cashjocky and the Old Salt
47. Photographing New Zealand
48. whereabouts
49. Blue Cap Monday@Tranquil Acres
50. Eden,Australia
51. Lina, Indonesia
52. Dorincard: blue sky of Mongolia
53. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
54. Little World of Fun
55. Ella Maes Barn Gathering-Huge Rocker
56. Donnie
57. Linderhof
58. Becky K.
59. LIFE Moto-Butterflies
60. Reach Beyond Limits
61. mizhelle
62. Auntie E
63. Jingle
64. Maria's Space
65. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe
66. Gengen
67. Sailing Along!
68. Mere thoughts
69. Jan Halvard, Bolivia/Norway
70. Ann & Tin and Sparkle
71. wedding bell blues @ whistlestop
72. Shirley's World
73. Barbara Rosenzweig
74. Mary
75. La Dame de Nage
76. Morning
77. Cobalt Painted Stoneware
78. Grandmother Wren
79. theresnoplacelikehome
80. Gaurang Rao
81. Joahna, Philippines
82. Barbara's Bakin' N Bits
83. Kathy Matthews
84. hapzydeco
85. Blue Girls
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87. Unraveling Mysteries
88. Subtle blue
89. Goosh
90. Pink Reflections
91. Shy
92. Sweepy
93. Manang Kim,USA
94. Amy's Life
95. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
96. Miss Becky
97. Joy- Books and Life
98. Joyful Servant
99. Wena
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69 comments:

Sarah said...

Sally, I've seen Westside Story numerous times and enjoy it each time. Even saw it on Broadway!
I linked up, but don't see any links. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Hi Sally! Yes I have seen West Side Story with my sister in Kansas at the Starlite Theater. Have a great week.

☺lani☺ said...

West Side Story. Love that show. Happy blue monday!

3generations said...

Thank you for hosting Blue Monday! I love seeing all the creative ideas!
-Andrea
http://tablescapex3.blogspot.com

Fifi Flowers said...

GREEN Interior Design Book Giveaway... Along with green rooms with BLUE accents just for Sally!!!
Happy Blue MOnday!
ENJOY your week!
Fifi

Dena E's Blog said...

Oh my Gosh Sweet Sally, we had to watch this in grade school back in Cali ... Turns out LOTS of grade school kids still do watch it or read it evenm now...
And a fun bit of info for you, any time Kent and I travel though a town on one of our business trips and the town West Side is passed through he and I snap our fingers until we've driven all the way thru it.. Which doesn't take long since its a small town...
Anyhoo's,, sorry for the short novel there Sis...
May you wake each day with God's blessing,and grace.
Sleep each night with His keeping,
safe in His loving arms.
And~~~ May you always walk in His tender care and mercy.
Prayers and Hugs~~~Dena

chubskulit said...

Looks like a fabulous event to watch!

xinex said...

I have not seen the broadway but have seen the movie and enjoyed it very much. Have a nice week, Sally!...Christine

Ms. Burrito said...

Hi Ms. Sally, I am joining for the first time.

Fighter said...

Just the movie...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Dhemz said...

Neither...I would love to watch it though...thanks for sharing Sally...great to be here again!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love West Side Story--the music is gorgeous!!!
Happy Blue Monday!!!
XO

melandria said...

How, i wish i can watch one this one too but have no luck. I'm currently sponsoring Monday Green Living Meme, hope you can visit too and share with us something green.

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Cafe au lait said...

I'm sure it was fun to watch. Happy Blue Monday!

My Blue Monday.

clavsupclose said...

Nice Show! my third time here, Happy blue monday...
clavs

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi Sally,
nope, I haven't sen West Side Story but I enjoyed the show in your post! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
Grace

Marie said...

A great musical indeed. Seen it twice. Happy Blue Monday Sally!

bj said...

OOO, Sally,I put the wrong name on my link here..I mean, I meant to take off the "$45.giveaway" and now I don't know how to correct it. Can you do it from your end? So so sorry.

This looks like a wonderful production. I ADORE them live.
xoxo bj

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally~ so jealous!! That was one of my most favorites!!!
Have a great week!
Smiles~
Cricket

Loui♥ said...

Oh Sally..
how I loved West Side Story!
Natalie wood and Sal Mineo were favorites of mine..
loved everything about the movie..
have seen it numerous times..
Would you believe I STILL have my original 33rpm LP?
and it still plays!
Happy blue monday!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

genny said...

wonderful photos. i have seen the west side story movie and it is two thumbs up! happy BM!

imriz said...

wow, im thrilled by just looking at the photos!

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Anni said...

I haven't seen the play on stage, but I've got it on dvd.

Happy Blue Monday!

Jan said...

Is that show still around... great blue post.
Hugs,
Jan

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Happy Blue Monday! New here- how wonderful. Saw the movie. the play must be great!!! awesome ...

Karen

Leslie said...

Hi Sally,
I saw West Side Story as a movie in my high school and loved it!
Have a great Monday!
Leslie

Eden said...

I haven't watched the show, Sally. Nice to know you all enjoyed it. I love the blues in the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Lina Gustina said...

Never :(
Seeing your photos, I'd love seeing West Side Story...
Their vertical jumps are awesome!

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Dorincard said...

Very much in sync...Happy Blue Monday, Sally! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun to see the play! I've seen the movie a zillion times!! Love the dancing!

XO,
Jane

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

West Side Story is a long-time favorite of mine. I first saw if when I was in high school, and I loved it so much I purchased the album. My poor mother had to listen to me play it repeatedly.

Donnie said...

Bet that had your toe tapping. I saw the original movie and loved it. Of course that might have been because I grew up in Brooklyn...lol...Happy Blue Monday Sally.

Life Moto said...

i love to watch theater play one day.

have a nice Monday

Becky K. said...

I have not seen it. We'll have to make a point of doing so. Wow! Look at the energy and colors!! Love it.

Have a great day.

~✿~Icy BC said...

Spectacular shots, Sally!

Marice said...

Wonderful shots! The show looks amazing!

Jingle said...

love the blur dress,
the dancing image is stunning...
Happy Blue Monday.

onangelwings said...

I would love to see West Side Story. As a little girl I would act out the whole movie while playing the album. I love the songs.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

West Side Story...a beautiful musical. Great photos!
Happy Blue Monday!
Coralie

LV said...

Sally, looks like we had the same theme in mind, but with a different meaning. Your cast from a great play and mine from playing.

momgen said...

I hope i can see like that one day... happy blue Monday...

Jan Halvard said...

Happy Blue Monday!

Muy bonitas fotos

Jan Halvard,
norwegian in La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

Ann said...

One of my favorite musicals to see on stage. All the songs are great. The picture of the girls with the dresses is perfect---how they all syncronized all together is amazing. Love the blue one.
Ann

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wonderful show! The dancing looks fabulous! That photographer is amazing to get that shot!

Mary said...

Hello Sally, this is my first time for Blue Monday ! ! Great fun, thanks for hosting ! !

barbarah said...

I've seen the famous movie, but not the play. That would be such fun!

Sylvia said...

Happy Blue Monday ,Sally ! This is my first time joining the party ; thank you for hosting it !

Enjoy your day !

Grandmother Wren said...

We had a class trip to see West Side Story at the movie theater when I was in high school.
Loved it!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally! Way cool pictures. Thanks for hostessing.

Barbara said...

Hey Sally I am doing the Blue Monday now, and having fun seeing all the other posts, Yes I do remember West Side Story, I seen the orginal, wayyyyyyy back when.
Have a very blessedd day, and thanks for letting me link up with your blog, Barbara

Shelia said...

Hi Most Smiling One! Oh, I've seen the olden movie with Natalie Wood but would love to see this on stage! Maria...can't seem to remember the words! I guess I'm getting a tad old!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Janet Marie said...

How fun to see a live musical!! :)

Happy Blue Monday, Sally ~ have a wonderful week.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Wow! There looks to be a lot of talent on that stage ~ sounds like a great show ~

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Looks fun. and you are so quick and good in snapping those camera so fast to have captured that moves. Great job

Sweepy said...

No, I have not seen it.
But maybe Keeper because she loves theater!

You spotted all the blue, Sally!
You make a good K9 like me!

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally, I did do a post today and was so busy I forgot to link. This was garden club day and there was no time this am for anything but get ready and go. I actually did this post this past Friday and pre dated it to post last night. Sigh.

I have seen the movie but the play sounds awesome. If I ever have the opportunity I would surely go. The photos you shared are wonderful. What a wonderful treat for your granddaughter. You are awesome grandparents. I mean it!

My eyes are improving but still red. It takes a long time to recover completely. I can see and I feel great. Thank you again for your prayers Sally.

Have a happy day today and always.
Warm Hugs, Jeanne

Miss Becky said...

I happened to have a blue post on this monday, so I'm linking up for the first time. happy blue monday everyone!

Joy said...

Love West Side Story and I bet your grand daughter loved going with you all.
Happy Blue Monday!

Joyful said...

Lovely costumes on the dancers. I love all the jewel tones. My Blue Monday post today is far more urgent and serious today than my usual posts. Happy Blue Monday.

shopannies said...

some very talented individuals love all the great pictures

Rinkly Rimes said...

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No Mr Linky at the moment so here goes....... if you ever get this far down in your comments list!

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thanks! ;)

April said...

That looks like MY kind of show!

Yami said...

I'd love to see musical too. :)

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Judi said...

Hi Sally *hugs*
I haven't seen West Side Story and I really should if I had the chance. Your pictures are wonderful...and I see the blues in there for sure. I can't imagine how they jumped up soooo high like that. Live performances are wonderful aren't they. You are so lucky to have been able to see the performance and with your granddaughter too.

I'm glad you had such a good time.
Judi

(p.s. I won't tell Johnny about the painting...*s*...I managed many years with that story..*lol*...in my previous "life" as I call it...)

Shanae Branham said...

These photos are extraordinary. I haven't seen West Side Story, but I would like to go sometime. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today.

Shanae Branham said...

Back again to say thank you for the positive words you left on my blog. I am also glad God is watching over my daughter.

Nezzy said...

Girl, ya can only imagine how 'West Side Story' sets me off singin'! Ya know how I love a great tune!

Those pictures truly capture the moments in action!

Have a great weekend sweetie filled with wonderfully warm blessings! :o)

Susie Q said...

One of my favorite musicals...just a joy to hear and see! Leave it to you to find the pretty blue!
Love,
Sue