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South Pacific

From 168 member reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic

About the show

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.



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100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy comedy and music

Don't see it if You are not into singing

100
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Fantastic show loved it.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like classic musicals. Appreciate Rodgers and Hammerstein. Enjoy new takes on the classics. Hear a musical with a full orchestra.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this musical.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you like a musical with a strong book and perfect cast

Don't see it if you don't like amazing singing

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Romantic

See it if you want to experience a classic perfectly preserved for today's audience with sublime performances, direction, and staging.

Don't see it if you associate "classic theatre" with "dated material" and are looking for a fully modernized take.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if The beauty of Rodgers/Hammerstein musicals is that always try to teach you something. Perfect musical. Classic songs, dancing, sets.

Don't see it if You don't like dated old musicals, romance, Rodgers/Hammerstein, a little bit of cheese and a lot of heart.

97
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Intelligent, Incredible score and music

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!

97
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great score, Wonderful

See it if you love a great R & H musical with a fabulous cast.

Don't see it if it you don't like classic musicals.

97
Ambitious, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you are a Rodgers & Hammerstein fan and enjoy engaging and powerful stories

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals

96
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Great production

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

95
Clever, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love the scenery from the South Pacific, love stories and musicals.

Don't see it if Revivals and older music.

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love classic musicals with incredible direction.

Don't see it if You may be bored by a musical from WWII era.

95
Funny, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy shows that will take you on an emotional journey (I was in a production of this and I have nothing but fond memories)

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals based on books

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you love a great production of a R & H classic

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals

95
Epic, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

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.

94
Enchanting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Beautiful production in all aspects.

Don't see it if If cannot sit through a long, absolutely lovely classic musical.

93
Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Exquisite, Romantic

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.

Also I'm not sure South Pacific will ever receive a better revival than thi... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You love Rogers and Hammerstein. This show is perfect. Kelli O'Hara is perfect as Nellie.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the origionals

91
Enchanting, Epic, Masterful, Romantic, Lush

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.

91
Funny, Enchanting, Epic, Great acting, Masterful

See it if ............

Don't see it if .............

90
Enchanting, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love Rogers and Hammersteins music. Its a real classic.

Don't see it if you dislike Rogers and Hammersteins.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if Big orchestra, real live music

Don't see it if Want something funny

90
Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a classic. You're interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII. You love Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals / revivals.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Classic, Great singing

See it if You are a Rodgers and Hammerstein fan

Don't see it if You want a modern and upbeat musical


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