Anyway, the play startd 45 minutes late which was also a good thing because I arrived late. I had my laundry done and watched the movie version which won an Oscar Best Picture in the 1950s. Since the movie was still fresh from my mind I knew the scenes beforehand but that didn't spoil the play for me. Christian Bautista and Karylle, who play the ill-fated lovers Tony and Maria, were competent. My friends were very impressed by Gian Magdangal who play Tony's best bud Riff but i was more impressed by Rowena Vilar (pictured below with Karylle) who played anita, Maria's sister-in-law.
During the curtain call, both of them (Gian and Rowena) were the most applauded and deservingly so. Overall, it was a satisfying ending of a rather busy weekend where I went out with three different set of friends - company sportsfest with my teammates, Tropical Thunder with my bowling buddies, and the play.
I hear that they plan on re-staging the show next year. That's no surprise. The play was a big hit.