Tuesday, March 29, 2011

West Side Story Ticket Contest
















A new production of West Side Story will be staged at the Music Hall in Kansas City April 5-10. What's this have to do with jazz? Well, in addition to Leonard Bernstein's jazz-influenced score, Dave Brubeck, Stan Kenton and Oscar Peterson are among the artists who have released albums dedicated to the musical's songs.

A pair of tickets to the production's opening night performance on April 5, courtesy of the Theater League, will be awarded to a lucky Plastic Sax reader. The first person to name my favorite song from West Side Story in the comment section of this post will win the tickets. Only one guess per comment, please. I recommend identifying yourself to avoid any potential hijinks. I've previously shared my favorite song with my contact at the Theater League.

Non-winners are encouraged to use the code word SALSA to purchase West Side Story tickets at a 20% discount at Ticketmaster.

And before you smart alecks get cute, the correct response isn't "I Feel Pretty". (That's my second-favorite West Side Story song.)

Good luck.

(Image supplied by the Theater League.)

16 comments:

Kyle Brovlovsky said...

I would venture to say you actually like West Side Story third. The Overture to Candide and then Chichester Psalms are your actual first and second place votes for Lenny's music. but i'm gonna guess.. the one about "coming to America" with all the slippery hemiola in it.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for breaking the ice, Kyle. But "Coming to America" is incorrect. And I'll go ahead and exclude the overture and "C.P." Try again if you like. The early bird and all that...

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you're favorite is the same as mine: "Gee, Officer Krupke"

did I win?

Sam W.

Happy In Bag said...

Sam's guess.

Nancy&Michael said...

Is it Tonight?
Michael M

Happy In Bag said...

You're close, Nancy & Michael, but it's not "Tonight."

Stephen said...

Cool?

Stephen said...

Is it Cool?

Happy In Bag said...

It's not "Cool," Stephen. Not at all. Sorry.

Dean Minderman said...

Well, I can't really use the tickets even if I were to win, but just for fun, I'm going to guess that it's "Something's Coming."

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for playing, Dean, but you're wrong.

BC said...

One Hand, One Heart ???

~Beth

Happy In Bag said...

Oh, I'm sorry, BC, but that is not the one.

BC said...

Maria?

(I saw one guess per comment, but wasn't sure if I could guess twice in two comments - I am a rule follower! :)

Happy In Bag said...

WINNER! WINNER! WINNER!

The prayer line in "Maria" gets me every time.

Email your contact info to happyinbag(at)gmail.com. The Theater League will leave you and a guest tickets at will call on opening night.

Thanks for playing, everyone. And don't forget about that 20% discount.

BC said...

Yea! You made my day! Thank you!! I sent my info!