Friday, September 26, 2008

Tonight, Tonight, is Westside's Birthday


Tonight, Tonight, will be the 51st birthday for the musical Westside Story. It opened this date in 1957 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theater.*

And believe it or not, one of the musical's songs (One Heart**) was played in our wedding ceremony ten years later in 1967 (really). You should have seen me and the ushers leap over the pews while the bridesmaids shashayed towards us clicking their fingers. And then us, high stepping and clicking our fingers in unionson marching up the aisle... The people at Noonday Baptist Church are still talking about it (not really).


*The History Channel ON THIS DAY page-a-day calendar
** "Our hearts are one hearts" - or something like that.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

Considering that the dance from the Thriller video has been performed at wedding receptions in the last few years, I can almost believe your story! LOL

10:36 AM  
Blogger ET said...

The Moonwalk?

3:27 PM  

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