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West Side Story Scene 5

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Scene 5

Scene 5

In the Mood for Love

  • Tony's lost in the haze of love at first sight when he performs the song "Maria."
  • Back at home, Anita puts Maria to bed, and goes up to the roof with Bernardo.
  • Their friends are all there and they playfully discuss the trials of being an American immigrant from Puerto Rico.
  • The gentle teasing eventually becomes the lively song, "America."
  • The party breaks up so the boys can go to their war council.

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