This is quite simply the best clip evah. One-named icon Cher–who will surely survive the apocalypse, along with cockroaches and Gilligan’s Island lunchboxes–once did a bit on her old TV show in which she played the roles in West Story–ALL the roles. She played the Jets AND the Sharks, dancing with herself three times over thanks to special effects and her own marvy moxie. (By the way, she makes a great man. Cher’s an even better drag king than her daughter Chaz.) And Cher tries out the female role of Maria too, going for more vocal loveliness with “I Feel Pretty” and almost pulling it off.
I hate to say it, but much as I loved the current Broadway version of West Side Story, I think this version is better–and shorter.