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Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific"
23 ratings
4.8 average rating
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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 15 2010

Great voices, great songs, a real orchestra playing. It made for a wonderful evening.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

This is a wonderful production. The actors, especially the male lead, are terrific singers. The dancing was also first rate. But most of all, the lyrics and music of Rogers and Hammerstein attest to their incredible talents and ingenuity. ...continued

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“The best revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein in a generation!”   —_The Washington Post  _

Description

Written by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Music by Richard Rodgers

Directed by Bartlett Sher

There’s a battle on two fronts in South Pacific. Whether it’s World War II raging just over the breakers or the war for hearts beating on shore, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical is explosive in every scene and song.

Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, South Pacific is a window into the excitement and hardships of the 1940s, when happiness was threatened by prejudice as much as the realities of conflict. Directed by 2008 Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, this classic is reinvented by Lincoln Center Theater to be a musical that retains all the fun and weight of the original. With a cast of 34 and an orchestra of 26 members, South Pacific includes popular songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”