Who wrote the national anthem of St. Lucia

FIRST ACT
Prologue(Instrumental)
The Neighborhood - The months before

The opening, half danced half mimed, is a condensation of the growing rivalry between two teenage gangs. The Sharks are Puerto Ricans, the Jets an anthology of what is called 'American'. The Jets want to hold on to their territory and clean out the Sharks in a rumble.
prolog(Instrumental)
The Revier - The previous months

The prologue - half danced, half played - shows the growing tension between two teenage gangs. The Sharks are immigrants from Puerto Rico, the Jets are a hodgepodge of what is known as "Americans". The Jets want to defend their territory and defeat the Sharks in a duel.

Jet song
The Street - 5:00 p.m.

REEF
Against the Sharks we need every man we got

ACTION
Tony don't belong any more.

REEF
Cut it, action boy.
I and Tony started the jets.

ACTION
Well, he acts like
he don't wanna belong

BABY JOHN
Who wouldn't wanna belong to the Jets!

REEF
Right! He's always come through for us
and he will now.
When you're a jet
You're a jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To you last dyin 'day.
When you're a jet
If the shit hits the fan,
You got brothers around,
You're a family man!
You're never alone,
You're never disconnected!
You're home with your own
When company's expected
You're well protected!
Then you are set
With a capital J.
Which you'll never forget
Till they cart you away.
When you're a jet
You stay
A jet!

I know Tony like I know me.
I guarantee you can count him in.

ACTION
In, out, let's get crackin '

A-RAB
Where you're gonna find Bernardo?

REEF
At the dance tonight at the gym.

BIG DEAL
But the gym is neutral territory.

REEF
innocently
I'm gonna make nice there!
I'm only gonna challenge him.

A-RAB
Great Daddy-O!

REEF
So everybody dress up sweet and sharp.

ALLES
Oh, when the jets fall in
at the cornball dance
We'll be the sweetest
dressin 'gang in pants!
And when the chicks dig us
In our jet black ties,
They're gonna flip,
gonna flop,
gonna drop like flies!
They dance together a little wild

REEF
Hey
Cool!
Easy.
Sweet.
See ya. Meet Tony an me at ten.
And walk tall!
He runs off

A-RAB
We always walk tall!

BABY JOHN
We're Jets!

ACTION
The greatest!

ACTION and BABY JOHN
When you're a jet
You're the top cat in town
You're the gold-medal kid
With the heavyweight crown!

A-RAB, ACTION and BIG DEAL
When you're a jet
You're the swingingest thing
Little boy, you're a man
Little man, you're a king

ALLES
The jets are in gear.
Our cylinders are clicking!
The Sharks'll stay clear '
Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican
's a lousy chicken!
Here come the jets
Like a bat out of hell -
Someone gets in our way
Someone don't feel so well!
Here come the jets
Little world, step aside!
Better go underground,
Better run, better hide!
We're drawin 'the line,
So keep your noses hidden!
We're hangin 'a sign,
Says "Visitors forbidden" -
And we ain't kiddin '!
Here come the jets,
Yeah An 'we're gonna beat
Ev'ry last buggin 'gang
On the whole buggin 'street!

DIESEL and ACTION
On the whole

ALL
ever-!
mother-!
lovin'-!
street!

Jet song
The quarter - 5 p.m.

REEF
We need every man against the Sharks.

ACTION
Tony no longer belongs to us.

REEF
Shut up, action.
Me and Tony started the Jets

ACTION
But he behaves like this
as if he no longer wanted to belong.

BABY JOHN
Who doesn't want to be one of the jets!

REEF
Correct. He never let us down
and he won't do it now either.
If you're a jet
A jet to the core
are you wearing the label
proudly still in the coffin.
Are you a jet
and it turns you on who
the aisle behind you
like one man!
You are never alone,
you never need to despair!
And whoever puts you in
becomes without long asking
repulsed.
You are complete
wears the jacket a Jott,
this cool jacket
almost makes you a god.
Are you a jet
Do you stay
a jet.

I know Tony like myself.
I guarantee he'll be there.

ACTION
Do it or not. Finish them off!

A-RAB
Where do you want to meet Bernardo?

REEF
At the dance tonight in the gym.

BIG DEAL
But that is neutral ground!

REEF
sweet innocence
I will behave well.
I'm just going to challenge him.

A-RAB
Great man

REEF
So guys, dress up.

ALL
Because when the jets
closed
to go dancing
Then we will
Women turn their heads!
Because our sight
probably every bride excited,
gets it off a jet in no time
put on the parquet!
They dance wildly.

REEF
Hey
Cool,
Relaxed,
Calm.
You'll meet Tony and me at ten.
Don't forget who you are.
He runs off.

A-RAB
We never forget who we are!

BABY JOHN
We are jets!

ACTION
The biggest.

ACTION and BABY JOHN
Are you a jet
are you coveted by everyone,
you're the heavyweight bastard
you're worth the headlines!

A-RAB, ACTION and BIG DEAL
Are you a jet
do you have rhythm and swing,
aren't you just a man
but king in the ring!

ALL
The jets are ready
to put on your fur,
You don't have much time
to get out of here,
you lame crutches!
Here are the jets
a hellish brood -
if someone stands in our way
does it not look very good there!
Here are the jets
and we need more space
does that not exist for us
if there is noise, there is rabatz!
The limit is here
it is forbidden to enter
you stay out there
otherwise there's something on your paws
for you idiots!
Here are the jets, yeah!
And we hit it.
This road will be soon
already be ours!

DIESEL and ACTION
She will soon

ALL
Ours
own
Road
be!

Somthing's coming
A back yard - 5:30 p.m..

Tony has been painting a sign for Doc's drugstore, where he now works. Riff talks him into joining the Jets at the dance, but Tony's mind is already on other things.

TONY
Could be
Who knows?
There's something due any day
I want to know, right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballing down
Through the sky
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Under a tree
I got a feeling there's a miracle due
Gonna come true, comin 'to me ...
Could it be, yes, it could
Something's comin ', something good
If I can wait!
Something's comin '
I don't know what it is
But it is gonna be great!
With a click, with a shock,
Phone'll jingle, door will knock,
Open the latch!
Something's comin '
Don't know when
But it's soon
Catch the moon,
One-handed catch!
Around the corner,
Or whistlin 'down the river
Come on, deliver to me!
Will it be? Yes, it will!
Maybe just by holding still,
It'll be there!
Come on, something,
Come on in,
Don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight ...
Maybe tonight ...
Maybe tonight ...!

Anything
A backyard - 5.30 p.m.

Tony is painting a sign for Doc's drugstore, where he now works. Riff tries to convince him to come to the dance with the Jets, but Tony's mind is elsewhere.

TONY
Who knows!
May be,
Because something is ready
And in a short time
It turns out.
It may be over
A clear sky
And stand in front of me.
May be,
Now it doesn't come into the light
It remains silent, out of sight
Not far from here.
I am maybe that
Great miracles very close
It will be there soon, it will come to me.
It may be? Yes it can:
Anything. Sometime.
I can see it.
Anything
I do not know what it is,
But it is unspeakably beautiful!
Only a sound reaches me
Just a knock on the door
Come open it!
Anything
It will happen
Comes in no time
In my direction,
Takes its course.
A low murmur
Penetrates to me through the branches
Come here and show yourself to me!
It may be? Yes it can.
I just firmly believe
Then it will come true.
Join me
And be
Don't be shy
Talk to me
And then just be close to me.
The day is bowing
And something shows up
Who knows?
Now it doesn't come into the light
It remains silent, out of sight.
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight!

The dance at the gym
The Gym - 10:00 p.m.

BLUES
PROMENADE
MAMBO
CHA CHA

By the time the mambo music starts the Jets and Sharks are each on their own side of the hall. At the climax of the dance, Tony and Bernardo's sister, Maria, see one another: as a delicate cha-cha-cha, they slowly walk forward to meet each other.

MEETING SCENE

TONY
You're not thinking I'm someone else?

MARIA
I know you are not.

TONY
Or that we have met before?

MARIA
I know we have not.

TONY
I felt I knew something-never-before was going to happen, had to happen. But this is ...

MARIA
interrupting
My hands are so cold.
He takes them in his.
Yours too.
He moves her hands to his face.
So warm.
She moves his hands to herface.

TONY
Yours, too ...

MARIA
But of course. They are the same.

TONY
It's so much to believe. You're not joking me?

MARIA
I have not yet learned how to joke that way.
I think how I never will.

[JUMP]
Bernardo is upon them in an icy rage. Chino, whom Bernardo has brought Maria from Puerto Rico to marry, takes her home. Riff wants Bernardo for "War Council"; they agree to meet in half an hour at Doc's drugstore.

Dance in the sports hall
Gym - 10 p.m.

BLUES
PROMENADE
MAMBO
CHA CHA

When the mambo starts, the jets and sharks are on either side of the hall. At the climax of this dance, Tony and Maria meet. They slowly approach each other for a delicious cha-cha-cha.

THE MEETING

TONY
Don't you think I'm someone else?

MARIA
I know it's not you

TONY
Don't you think we've seen each other before?

MARIA
I know it's not like that.

TONY
I thought I knew something special was going to happen, had to happen. But this is -

MARIA
interrupts him
My hands are cold
He takes it in his.
Yours too.
He brings her hands to his face.
So warm.
She brings his hands to her face.

TONY
Yours too.

MARIA
Of course. They are like that too.

TONY
It's hard to believe - you're not playing with me, are you?

MARIA
I haven't learned to play with anything like this
and I think I won't either.

[LEAP]
The music starts again. Bernardo is standing on one side of the room with Maria and Chino. Anita joins them. Tony is on the other side with Riff and Diesel. The light highlights the first group.

Maria

As Tony sings
he looks for where Maria lives.

TONY
Maria
The most beautiful sound
I ever heard:
Maria. Maria. Maria. Maria...
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word
Maria. Maria. Maria. Maria...
Maria! I've just met a girl named Maria
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
To me. Maria!
I've just kissed a girl named Maria
And suddenly I've found
How wonderful a sound
Can be! Maria!
Say it loud and there's music playing,
Say it soft and it's almost like praying
Maria! I'll never stop saying Maria!
The most beautiful sound I ever heard
Maria...

Maria

While Tony sings
he looks out for Maria's apartment.

TONY
Maria ...
Probably the most glorious sound
Who ever sounded:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria ...
Probably the most wonderful tone in the world that ever reached me:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria ...
Maria! I just met the girl Maria
The name is for me
The same for sure
No more. Maria!
I kissed the girl Maria
I immediately felt:
I need that word
So much! Maria!
Like a song it can beguile you
Like prayers it can conjure you
Maria! I always want to hear it: Maria,
Probably the most glorious note that ever sounded
Maria

Balcony scene
A Back Alley - 11:00 p.m.

Maria appears at the window above him
which opens onto the escape.

TONY
Maria, Maria ...

MARIA
Ssh

TONY
Maria!

MARIA
Quiet!

TONY
Come down!

MARIA
No!

TONY
Maria...

MARIA
Please if Bernardo!

TONY
He's at the dance. Come down!

MARIA
He will soon bring Anita home!

TONY
Just for a minute ...

MARIA
smiles
A minute is not enough

TONY
smiles
For an hour then ...

MARIA
I cannot!

TONY
For ever!

MARIA
Ssh!

TONY
Then I'm coming up

WOMAN'S VOICE
from the offstage apartment

Maria!

MARIA
Momentito, mom ...

TONY
climbing up
Maria, Maria ...

MARIA
Caladito!
reaching her hand out to stop him
Ssh!

TONY
grabbing her hand
Ssh!

MARIA
It is dangerous.

TONY
I'm not "one of them".

MARIA
You are; but to me, you are not.
Just as I am one of them ...
gestures inside

TONY
To me, you are all the ...
She covers hismouth with her hand.

MAN'S VOICE
from the unseen apartment
Maruca!

MARIA
Si, ya vengo, papa!

TONY
Maruca?

MARIA
His pet name for me.

TONY
I like him. He will like me.

MARIA
No. He is like Bernardo: afraid.
Suddenly laughing
Imagine being afraid of you!

TONY
You see?

MARIA
touching his face
I see you.

TONY
See only me.

Balcony scene
Side street - 11 p.m.

Maria appears in the window above him,
which leads out onto a fire escape

TONY
Maria, Maria ...

MARIA
St!

TONY
Maria!

MARIA
Quiet!

TONY
Come down.

MARIA
No!

TONY
Maria

MARIA
You're welcome. If Bemardo -

TONY
He's still at the dance. Come down.

MARIA
He will bring Anita home soon.

TONY
Just a minute.

MARIA
smiles
One minute is not enough.

TONY
smiles
Then an hour.

MARIA
I can not.

TONY
Then forever.

MARIA
St!

TONY
Then I'll come up.

WOMEN'S VOICE
out of the apartment, off
Maria!

MARIA
Wait a minute, mom.

TONY
climbing up
Maria, Maria -

MARIA
Cállate!
She reaches out a hand to stop him.
St!

TONY
takes her hand
St!

MARIA
It is dangerous.

TONY
I am not one of them.

MARIA
Yes, you are. But not for me.
Just like I am one of them.
She points inside the house.

TONY
For me you are all that -
She puts her hand on his mouth.

MEN'S VOICE
from the apartment
Maruca!

MARIA
Sí, ya vengo, papa.

TONY
Maruca?

MARIA
Papa's nickname for me.

TONY
I like him. He will like me too.

MARIA
No. He's just like Bemardo. He is afraid.
Suddenly she has to laugh.
Imagine. Scared of you!

TONY
You see

MARIA
touches his face
I see you.

TONY
Just see me

Tonight

MARIA
Only you,
you're the only thing I'll see
forever
In my eyes
in my words
and in ev'rything I do
Nothing else but you
Ever!

TONY
And there's nothing for me but Maria,
Ev'ry sight that I see is Maria.

MARIA
Tony. Tony ...

TONY
Always you,
ev'ry thought I'll ever know
Ev'rywhere I go,
you'll be, you and me!

MARIA
All the world is only

BOTH
You and me!
They kiss


MARIA
Tonight, tonight,
It all began tonight
I saw you and the world went away.
Tonight, tonight, there's only you tonight,
What you are, what you do, what you say.
Today, a1l day I had the feeling
A miracle would happen.
I know now I was right.
For here you are,
And what was just a world is a star
Tonight!

BOTH
Tonight. tonight,
The world is full of light,
With suns and moons all over the place.
Tonight, tonight,
The world is wild and bright.
Going mad, shooting sparks into space.
Today the world was just an address.
A place for me to live in,
No better than all right,
But here you are
And what was just a world is a star
Tonight!

MAN'S VOICE
offstage
Maruca!

MARIA
Wait for me!
She goes inside
as the buildings begin to come back into place


TONY
Tonight! Tonight
It all began tonight
I saw you and the world
went away.

MARIA
returning
I cannot stay.
Go quickly!

TONY
I am not afraid!

MARIA
They are strict with me. Please!

TONY
kissing her
Goodnight.

MARIA
Good night

TONY
Ich liebe dich!

MARIA
Yes, yes, hurry.
He climbs down.
Wait! When will! See you?
He starts back up.
No!

TONY
Tomorrow

MARIA
I work at the bridal shop.
Come there.

TONY
At sundown

MARIA
Yes. Goodnight.

TONY
Goodnight
He starts off

MARIA
Tony!

TONY
Ssh!

MARIA
Come to the back door.

TONY
Si.
Again, he starts out

MARIA
Tony!
He stops. A break.
What does Tony stand for?

TONY
Anton.

MARIA
Te adoro. Anton ...

TONY
Te adoro, Maria!

BOTH
Good night, good night,
Sleep well and when you dream,
Dream of me ... Tonight!

She goes inside; he ducks out into the shadows
just as Bernardo and Anita enter,
followed by Indio and Pepe and their girls.
One is a bleached-blonde, bangled beauty: Consuelo.
The other, more quietly dressed, is Rosalia.
She is not too bright.

Tonight

MARIA
You alone,
You are all i see
Forever.
Every look
Every word
And in everything I do
There is only you -
Always!

TONY
And there is nothing for me, just Maria.
I only see Maria everywhere.

MARIA
Tony, Tony

TONY
Forever you
You give meaning to my life
You are a win
To me

MARIA
My world is only called

BOTH
You and me!
And now the houses are disappearing.
The world fades and leaves it in space.


MARIA
Tonight, tonight
My dream started tonight
I saw you and the world, it disappeared.
Tonight, tonight, there is only you tonight
your look, your mouth, your hand.
I found all day
something should happen for me
that makes me happy today:
Now you're here
And I feel so close to the stars
tonight!

BOTH
Tonight, tonight
a miracle is done
because every star glows for us today.
Tonight, tonight
Come see this splendor
How it explodes wildly, spraying sparks.
The world was nothing special for me,
A place where i live
That's what I thought.
But you are there
And I feel so close to the stars
Tonight!

MEN'S VOICE
from the off
Maruca!

MARIA
Wait for me!
She goes in.
The building is slowly becoming visible again

TONY
Tonight, tonight
My dream started tonight
I saw you and the world
She disappeared.

MARIA
come back
I can not stay.
Go quickly.

TONY
I'm not afraid.

MARIA
You are strict with me, please!

TONY
kisses her
Good night.

MARIA
Good night!

TONY
I love you!

MARIA
Yes / Yes. Fast.
He climbs down
Wait. When will we meet again?
He climbs up again
No!

TONY
Tomorrow.

MARIA
I work in the bridal shop.
Come over there.

TONY
In the evening.

MARIA
Yes. Good night.

TONY
Good night,
He wants to go.

MARIA
Tony!

TONY
St!

MARIA
Come to the back door.

TONY
Si.
I want to go out again.

MARIA
Tony!
He pauses. A moment of silence.
What does "Tony" stand for?

TONY
Anton.

MARIA
Te adoro, Anton!

TONY
Te adoro, Maria!

BOTH
Good night, good night
sleep well and when you dream
Dream of me tonight

She goes in; he disappears in the shadows.
At this moment Bernardo and Anita step in,
followed by Indio and Pepe and their girls.
One of them is a hydrogen-blonde, clunker-hung beauty: Consuelo. The other, decently dressed with a Spanish touch, is Rosalia. She's not very smart.

America

ROSALIA
nostalgically
Puerto Rico...
You lovely island ..
Island of tropical breezes
Always the pineapples growing,
Always the coffee blossoms blowing ...

ANITA
mockingly
Puerto Rico:
You ugly island ...
Island of tropic diseases
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing ..
And the money owing
And the babies crying,
And the bullets flying.
I like the island Manhattan -
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

OTHERS
except Rosalia
I like to be in America!
Okay by me in America!
Everything free in America
For a small fee in America

ROSALIA
I like the city of San Juan

ANITA
I know a boat you can get on.

ROSALIA
Hundreds of flowers in full bloom.

ANITA
Hundreds of people in each room!

ALLES
except Rosalia
Automobiles in America,
Chromium steel in America,
Wire-spoke wheel in America,
Very big deal in America!

ROSALIA
I'll drive a Buick through San Juan.

ANITA
If there's a road you can drive on!

ROSALIA
I'll give my cousins ​​a free ride.

ANITA
How can you get all of them inside?

ALLES
except Rosalia
Immigrant goes to America,
Many hellos in America
Nobody knows in America
Puerto Rico's in America!
The girls dance around Rosalia.

ROSALIA
I'll bring a TV
to San Juan.

ANITA
If there's a current to turn on!

ROSALIA
I'll give them new
washing machine.

ANITA
What have they got there to keep clean?

ALLES
except Rosalia
I like the shores of America!
Comfort is yours in America!
Knobs on the doors in America,
Wall-to-wall floors in America!
They dance

ROSALIA
When I will go back to San Juan -

ANITA
When you will shut up and get gone!

ROSALIA
Ev'ryone there will give big cheer!

ANITA
Ev'ryone there will have moved here!
More dancing.

America

ROSALIA
nostalgic
Puerto Rico,
you pretty island
Island of tropical breezes,
where palm fronds wave to you,
you can sink into the sea of ​​flowers.

ANITA
sarcastic
Puerto Rico,
you lousy island,
Island of tropical crises,
where the garbage dumps stink
can you drown in the sea of ​​people
and then you clean the handles,
where they weigh babies,
while bullets fly.
I like Manhattan Island
you can bet your ass on it!

ALL
except for Rosalia
What we like in America:
the new world in america,
because you get in America
what for his money in america.

ROSALIA
I would like to be back in San Juan!

ANITA
Then start rowing.

ROSALIA
Flowers everywhere, you can hardly believe it.

ANITA
A hundred siblings and one room!

ALL
except for Rosalia
Automobile in America
with sex appeal in America
there is a lot in America
brings you to your destination in America.

ROSALIA
I'm going to San Juan in the Buick.

ANITA
If there's something where you can drive.

ROSALIA
I invite all relatives.

ANITA
How do you get them in with you?

ALL
except for Rosalia
An immigrant in America
is no shame in America;
because everyone found in America
his homeland in America.
The girls whistle and dance.

ROSALIA
I bring the TV
To San Juan -

ANITA
What are you doing there without electricity?

ROSALIA
I'll take my washing powder
With there -

ANITA
That really makes a lot of sense in the river.

ALL
except for Rosalia
You make it big in America
in booze in America,
it has the louse in America
own house in America.
They whistle and dance.

ROSALIA
When I get back to San Juan -

ANITA
I wish you would be there soon!

ROSALIA
The friends are already waiting at the pier.

ANITA
Nah, honey, they've been living here for a long time!
More whistling and dancing.

Cool
The Drugstore - Midnight

The Jets await the arrival of the Sharks for the "War Council". The atmosphere is tense, jumpy.

REEF
Boy, boy, crazy boy.
Get cool boy!
Got a rocket
in your pocket,
Keep coolly cool, boy!

Don't get hot,
'Cause, man, you got
Some high times ahead.
Take it slow and Daddy-o,
You can live it up and die in bed!

Boy, boy, crazy boy.
Stay loose, boy!
Breeze it, buzz it,
Easy does it.
Turn off the juice, boy!
Go, man, go.
But not like a yo-yo
Schoolboy -
Just play it cool boy
Real cool!

FUGUE
This leaeds to a frenetic dance in which the boys and girls release their emotions to get "cool". It finishes, starts again when a jet bounces in with the gang whistle.


JETS
Boy, boy, crazy boy.
Stay loose, boy!
Breeze it, buzz it,
Easy does it.
Turn off the juice, boy!
Go, man, go.
But not like a yo-yo
Schoolboy -

REEF
Just play it cool boy
Real cool!

The Sharks enter. Riff challenges Bernardo and they agree on a fair fight - the best man from each gang to slug it out.

Cool
Doc's Drugstore - midnight

The jets wait for the Sharks to arrive for the "Council of War". The atmosphere is tense.

REEF
Boy, boy, crazy boy -
Keep cool boy
Don't burst right away
Don't mess up -
Just stay cool, boy!

Don't run hot
Otherwise your price is
A bare stiletto
Then do you take it slowly
Do you survive and you die in bed!

Boy, boy, crazy boy -
Hold on boy
First take a look
And then answer it -
Start slow boy
Come on strike
Otherwise it'll hit you in no time
From the chair, boy
But first, cool, boy.
Really cool!

GAP
There is a frenetic dance in which the boys and girls let their emotions run free in order to get cool. It stops and starts again when a jet stumbles into the store with the detection whistle.

JETS
Boy, boy, crazy boy -
Hold on boy
First take a look
And then answer it -
Start slow boy
Come on strike
Otherwise it'll hit you in no time
From the chair, boy

REEF
But first, cool, boy.
Really cool!

Enter the Sharks. Riff haggles with Bernardo and they agree: Two leaders should fight each other until a decision is reached.

One hand, one heart
(Marriage scene)
The Bridal Shop - The next day, 5:30 p.m.

Maria is sewing a wedding veil; Tony enters. She persuades him to try to stop the fight. After planning to meet that evening, they arrange the mannequins in bridal party garb for a mock wedding, then kneel, as before an altar.

TONY
I, Anton, take thee, Maria ...

MARIA
I, Maria, take thee, Anton ...

TONY
For richer, for poorer ...

MARIA
In sickness and in health ...

TONY
To love and to honor ...

MARIA
To hold and to keep ...

TONY
From each sun to each moon ...

MARIA
From tomorrow to tomorrow ...

TONY
From now to forever ...

MARIA
Till death do us part.

TONY
With this ring, I thee wed.

MARIA
With this ring, I thee wed.

TONY
Make of our hands one hand,
Make of our hearts one heart,
Make of our vows one last vow
Only death will part us now.

MARIA
Make of our lives one life,
Day after day one life.

BOTH
Now it begins, now we start
One hand one heart;
Even death won't part us now.

They rise and slowly put the mannequins back into position.




BOTH
Make of our lives one life,
Day after day one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand one heart;
Even death won't part us now.

One hand, one heart
(Wedding game)
Bridal Shop - The next day, 5:30 p.m.

The music starts as she leaves the doll and approaches Tony. You look at each other - and the game ends. Slowly and seriously they turn forward and kneel together as if in front of an altar

TONY
I, Anton, take you, Maria ...

MARIA
I, Maria, take you, Anton ...

TONY
In good and bad days ...

MARIA
In health and in illness ...

TONY
To love and to honor ...

MARIA
To hold and to preserve ...

TONY
From sunrise to sunset ...

MARIA
Through day and dream ...

TONY
From now until forever

MARIA
Until death do us part

TONY
With this ring I take you as my wife.

MARIA
With this ring I take you as a man.

TONY
Take my heart as a pledge
Take your hand to the covenant,
Accept this vow from me
because only God can separate us.

MARIA
Take our lives
give meaning to our lives.

BOTH
What begins today is here to stay
through heart and hand,
because no one can separate us.

They look at each other, then notice the seriousness of their "game". They smile tenderly, slowly and sadly they put the dolls back in their old positions. But even back in reality, they sing:

BOTH
Take our lives
give meaning to our lives.
What begins today is here to stay
through heart and hand,
because no one can separate us.

He kisses her hand.
The light goes out.

Tonight(Recapitulation)
The Neighborhood - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Riff and the Jets, Bernardo and the Sharks, AnitaMaria and Tony all wait expectantly for the coming of night.

ENSEMBLE REEF
The jets are gonna have their day
Tonight

BERNARDO
The Sharks are gonna have their way
Tonight

REEF
The Puerto Ricans grumble,
"Fair fight"
But if they start a rumble,
We'll rumble 'em right

SHARKS
We're gonna hand 'em a surprise
Tonight

JETS
We're gonna cut 'em down to sizeTonight

SHARKS
We said "O. K. no rumpus,
No tricks. "But just in case they jump us.
We're ready to mix.
Tonight!

BOTH
We're gonna rock it tonight
We're gonna jazz it up and have us a ball!
They're gonna get it tonight;
The more they turn it on, the harder they fall!

JETS
Well, they began it!

SHARKS
Well, they began it -

BOTH
And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all,
Tonight!

ANITA
Anita's gonna get her kicks
Tonight
We'll have our private little mix
Tonight
He'll walk in hot and tired,
So what?
Don't matter if he's tired,
As long as he's hot Tonight!

TONY
Tonight, tonight,
Won't be just any night,
Tonight there will be no morning star.
Tonight, tonight!
I'll see my love tonight
And for us stars will stop where they are.
Today the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly
And still the sky is light ...
Oh moon, grow bright,
And make this endless day, endless night!

REEF
to Tony
I'm counting on you to be there
Tonight.
When Diesel wins it fair and square
Tonight.
That Puerto Rican punk'll go down.
And when he's hollered Uncle
We'll tear up the town!

MARIA
Tonight, tonight
Won't be just any night, etc.

REEF
firmly
So I can count on you, boy!

TONY
abstractedly
All right

REEF
We're gonna have us a ball

TONY
a bit impatiently
All right
All right

REEF
gently
Womb to tomb!

TONY
regretting his impatience
Sperm to worm!

REEF
I'll see you there about eight ...

TONY
Tonight ...

BERNARDO and SHARKS
We're gonna rock it tonight !!

ANITA
Tonight ...

BERNARDO and SHARKS
We're gonna jazz it up and have us a ball!
They're gonna get it tonight, tonight!
They began it, they began it
And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all,
Tonight!
The Sharks are gonna have their way
The Sharks are gonna have their day,
We're gonna rock it tonight
Tonight!

ANITA
Tonight, late tonight
We're gonna mix it tonight
Anita's gonna have her day,
Bernardo's gonna have his way
Tonight, tonight
Tonight this very night,
We're gonna rock it tonight!

RIFF and JETS
They began it, they began it
We'll stop 'em once and for all!
The jets are gonna have their way
The jets are gonna have their day,
We're gonna rock it tonight
Tonight!

MARIA
I'll see my love tonight
And for us stars will stop where they are.
Today the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly
And still the sky is light ...
Oh moon, grow bright,
And make this endless day, endless night!
Tonight!

TONY
Today the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly
And still the sky is light ..
Oh moon, grow bright,
And make this endless day, endless night!
Tonight!

Tonight (Recapitulation)
The neighborhood - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Rumble (Instrumental)
Under The Highway - 9:00 p.m.

The gangs come in from separate sides. Bernardo and Diesel are just beginning the "fair fight" when Tony tries to stop them. Riff hits Bernardo and both open knives. As Riff is about to kill Bernardo, Tony moves to stop him. Bernardo runs his knife into Riff.Reef falls toward Tony; Tony takes the knife from his hand and kills Bernardo. The gangs disperse in panic and confusion, except for Tony who stands horrified, over the bodies of Riff and Bernardo. Suddenly he realizes the danger and runs.

The duel(Instrumental)
Under the motorway bridge - 9:00 p.m.

The gangs appear from different sides. Bernardo and Diesel are about to begin their "fair fistfight" when Tony tries to stop them. Riff hits Bernardo and they both pull out their control knives. When Riff pounces on Bernardo, Tony intervenes. Bernardo stabs Riff, who falls against Tony. Tony grabs Riff's knife and uses it to kill Bernardo. The gangs drift apart in a panic, with the exception of Tony, who stands paralyzed over the two corpses. Suddenly he realizes the danger and he runs away.

SECOND ACT
I feel pretty
Maria's Bedroom - 9:15 p.m.

MARIA
who is getting dressed up
to meet Tony
I feel pretty,
Oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright,
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight.

I feel charming,
Oh, so charming -
It's alarming how charming I feel,
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe
I'm real.
See the pretty girl in that mirror there:
Who can that attractive girl be?
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress,
Such a pretty smile.
Such s pretty me!
I feel stunning
And entrancing.
Feel like running and dancing for joy.
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!

ROSALIA AND CONSUELO
Have you met my good friend Maria.
The craziest girl on the block?
You'll know her the minute you see her,
She's the one who is
in an advanced state of shock.
She thinks she's in love,
She thinks she's in Spain,
She isn't in love,
She's merely insane!

CONSUELO
It must be the heat,

ROSALIA
Or some rare disease

FRANCISCA
Or too much to eat

ROSALIA
Or maybe it's fleas

GIRLS
Keep away from her.
Send for Chino!
This is not theMaria we know
Modest and pure.
Polite and refined.
Well-bred and mature
And out of her mind!

MARIA
I feel pretty.
Oh so pretty!
That the city should give me its key
A committee
Should be organized to honor me!

GIRLS
La, la, la, la ...

MARIA
I feel dizzy,
I feel sunny,
I feel dizzy and funny and fine
And so pretty
Miss America can just resign!

GIRLS
La, la, la, la ...

MARIA
See the pretty girl in that mirror there:

GIRLS
What mirror, where?

MARIA
Who can that attractive girl be?

GIRLS
Which? What? Where? Whom?

MARIA
Such a pretty face,
Such a pretty dress,
Such a pretty smile.
Such s pretty me!

FRANCISCA
Whom-mmm? Such s pretty me!

ALLES
I feel stunning
And entrancing.
Feel like running and dancing for joy.
For I'm loved
By a pretty wonderful boy!

Chino enters
and tells Maria that Tony has killed Bernardo.
He finds a gun and goes out looking for Tony.
As Maria kneels in prayer, Tony appears.
He explains what has happened and asks her to forgive him.
They declare their love again and embrace.
I look good
Maria's room - 9:15 p.m.

MARIA
referring to the rendez-vous
prepared with Tony

I look good
Really good looking
With the girls in our town
the anger breaks out,
because not one has so much grace.

Who is charming
is so charming
is elegant and brilliant, pleases,
who is like me
that is certainly not from
this world.
See the pretty child in the mirror:
who can this beauty be?
The face is beautiful
this dress is beautiful,
this mouth is beautiful
so graceful and fine!
just now
could I float
because my life is starting again
am in love
in the boy next door.

ROSALIA AND CONSUELO
Did you see my girlfriend?
Maria is no longer completely sealed.
You see them and you will quickly understand
in the pear of the little one
unfortunately no light is on.
She pretends to be so in love
she pretends to be so happy
she is not in love
she's just crazy.

CONSUELO
The rubella, the dysentery,

ROSALIA
The measles, who knows?

FRANCISCA
Maybe just was

ROSALIA
Your bathroom is way too hot

ALL
Hands off her - instantly!
Because only chinos
makes her even more happy!
shy and pure,
so polite and nice,
it can't be good
so put her in bed!

MARIA
I look good
yes so good looking
that the city council give me the key.
And you do
out of sheer joy, what I like.

ROSALIA, CONSUELO, FRANCISCA
La la la la ...

MARIA
I could sing it
I could jump
I will succeed in everything fortunately
i look good
Miss America resigns today.

ROSALIA, CONSUELO, FRANCISCA
La la la la ...

MARIA
See that pretty child in the mirror:

ROSALIA, CONSUELO, FRANCISCA
Nobody is there.

MARIA
Who can this beauty be?

ROSALIA, CONSUELO, FRANCISCA
Who? What? How where?

MARIA
The face is beautiful
This dress is beautiful
This mouth is beautiful
I can only be!

FRANCISCA
Where? I can only be!

ALL
just now
could I float
because my life is starting again
am in love
in the boy next door!

Chino came in
and tells Maria that Tony killed Bernardo.
He finds a gun and goes to look for Tony.
While Mary prays on her knees, Tony appears.
He explains to her what happened and asks her forgiveness.
They confess their love to each other and hug.

Somewhere(Ballet)

TONY
And - and
And I'll take you away, take you far, far away out of here,
Far, far away till the walls and the streets disappear.

TONY and MARIA
Somewhere there must be a place we can feel we're free,
Somewhere there's got to be some place for you and for me.

As he sings, the walls of the apartment begin to move off, leaving city walls surrounding them. The two lovers begin to run, battering against the walls of the city, breaking through as chaotic figures of the violent gangs flail around them. But they do break through and suddenly they are in a world of space and air and sun. They stop, looking at if, pleased, started as boys and girls from both sides come on.

SCHERZO
They begin to dance, to play: no sides, no hostility now; just joy and pleasure and warmth. As Tony and Maria begin the steps of a gentle love dance, a voice is heard singing.

Somewhere (Ballet)

Somewhere

A GIRL
There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere.
There's a time for us,
Some day a time for us.
Time together and time to spare,
Time to look, time to care
Some day! Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
Will find there's a way of forgiving
Somewhere ...
There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there
Somehow ... Some day ... Somewhere ...

PROCESSION AND NIGHTMARE