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South Pacific

Members say: Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic
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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.

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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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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.

88
Enchanting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

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.

85
Riveting, Great songs, Weak script, Some enchanting, An old friend

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

Also I'm so glad LC revived So Pacific. I hadn't seen it as an adult and I ... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Classic, Great singing, Great staging

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.

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

100
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Fantastic show loved it.

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

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.

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.

84
Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging

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.

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

90
Delightful, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

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.

77
Great acting, Resonant, Dated, Great singing, Paulo szot

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.

74
Romantic, Dated, Classic, Lush

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.

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

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!

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy old school musical theatre and classic showtunes.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein. Some difficult subject matter re racism.

82
Ambitious, Epic, Romantic, Slow, Entertaining

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.

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

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.

85
Clever, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging

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.

80
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the show. Fantastic music. Great staging and singers.

Don't see it if you can't stay Kelly O'hara doing comedy.

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.

87
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.