Students Watch West Side Story in Mrs. Breakwell’s class

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:48

Musicals, some people like them, some don’t. In Mrs. Breakwell’s English class the students recently watched a famous musical, West Side Story. Mrs. Breakwell found very positive response from her classes.

Ninth graders in Mrs. Breakwell’s class were learning about Romeo and Juliet. Mrs. Breakwell knew about the musical West Side Story and how it ties into Romeo and Juliet, so she decided to let the students watch it. “Because the eighth grade will be reading it next year I decided to play it for them too,” said Mrs. Breakwell.

For a week, on January 31st through February 4th, all classes explained to Mrs. Breakwell about how in the musical people should die, and how the love of Tony and Maria annoyed them and they shouldn’t be together. But they still liked the movie.

“I loved it, because it was an easier way to understand Romeo and Juliet” said Katie Biesinger, an eighth grader at Springville Junior High School.

Kira Craig, SJHS Staff Writer