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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.