Glee: Season 3, Episode 5

The First Time (8 Nov. 2011)

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The kids prepare to perform the school musical "West Side Story", while Finn meets with a recruiter.



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Under Artie's directorial leadership, the kids prepare to perform the school musical "West Side Story." Meanwhile, Finn meets with a recruiter, and Coach Bieste has an admirer. Musical performances include "Tonight", "Uptown Girl", "A Boy Like That", "America" and "One Hand One Heart". Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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8 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Music Theatre International (MTI), the group that licenses theatre organizations to perform musicals like West Side Story, strictly forbids changes of any kind to the original book, music or story. The company's website page for West Side Story specifically notes, under the "Show Billing" tab, that the cast and crew are not allowed to add the male Sharks to "America" or switch the places of the songs "Cool" or "Gee, Officer Krupke". The company notes that the license is not giving permission to perform the movie version in any way. The performance that the school in the show presents would be considered a violation of contract in real life. See more »


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Kurt Hummel: That's so sweet, and... Are you two still together?
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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyris by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr., Mark Salling and Damian McGinty
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