The revival of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Kelli O’Hara, tells the story of a nurse stationed on a Pacific island during World War II. More…
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
See it if you love R&H. So wonderful to revisit SP! Altho the dialogue can be clunky and the plot annoying, I loved the songs. Topnotch performances.
Don't see it if you hate all musicals (some do...but why?) A terrific revival. O'Hara's too beautiful and bland for Nellie, but who cares? Enchanted evening
See it if a really great show It has a phenomenal score! I recommend this great show to everyone. Singing is wonderful and great choreography .
Don't see it if If a musical like this does not fit your fancy. A period piece that may not attract you.
See it if Lincoln Center 2010. I had never seen this show before so really enjoyed being able to see it. Still remember the shower on the stage
Don't see it if If you don't like musicals. Not don't like this one.
See it if You love Rodgers & Hammerstein and want to see a lavish production of one of their works.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of this show. It can be kind of tedious.
See it if you're looking for a reminder of classic Broadway. Kelli O'Hara was enchanting.
Don't see it if you're not a revival person or are looking to see something new and reinvented.
See it if You love Rogers &Hammerstein, want to see a really first rate revival of their work. Wonderful evening of theater, great singing & dancing
Don't see it if I cannot think of a reason not to see it!
See it if You enjoy R&H musicals. Are a WWII history fan. Enjoy legit musicals.
Don't see it if You'd prefer to see something contemporary. You want something "light." The show is significantly heavier than other R&H musicals.
See it if you want to see a Pulitzer Prize winning musical that ranks among the best ever written, in a terrific production
Don't see it if you hate theater and can't stand the very idea of seeing something truly exceptional.
See it if you only know the movie & never saw it on stage before. The staging of the recent Lincoln Center production was exquisite
Don't see it if you prefer musical comedies, or if you don't care for the classics.
See it if 5 extra points went to Szot's voice. O'Hara, Burnstein, and this classic music are all great, but Paulo easily steals the show. Fantastic.
Don't see it if You're not a Rogers and Hammerstein fan. You're looking for modern theatre. This is the well-done classic everyone should see at least once.
See it if You want to see (and hear) one of the classics beautifully done. The staging and emotional impact of this show was stunning.
Don't see it if You don't like mostly-sung through shows and if you don't like the more classical scores.
See it if You like the classics, but be careful; the production will depend on how it has been "modernized." Lincoln Center version missed the mark.
Don't see it if You are not impressed by the classics.
See it if You enjoy traditional well crafted American musicals with a good story and great message.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy being entertained and don't like musicals.
See it if you love a beautiful production of a good old fashioned R&H musical. Hear score with a full orchestra. Beautiful singing and staging.
Don't see it if think a musical about social culture of the WWII era is dated. If you don't like beautiful melodies, and a well-sung score don't go.
See it if You want to see a true American classic. Great songs from R&H, the latest revival was impeccably staged and it is Some Enchanted Evening.
Don't see it if Stop. There is no reason not to see this classic-for-a-reason show.
See it if you love a classic musical, with sociopolitical commentary that still resonates today. "You've got to be carefully taught."
Don't see it if you don't like traditional musical theatre.
See it if you want to see amazing talent in a beautiful production. Kelli O'Hara kills it.
Don't see it if you struggle with racist commentary. The show's extremely dated, and can be quite offensive.
See it if Enjoy older musicals done to original book, with high production values, and magnificent staging!
Don't see it if you hate rogers and hammerstein
See it if You love the classics. This production was beautiful, lush and masterful.
Don't see it if You're not ready to confront somewhat racist/offensive themes and stereotypes from the times.