Yes I know Laura Osnes is not technically new as she played the part of Nellie Forbush last year during Kelli O'Hara's maternity leave. That doesn't matter. It's a new year. Time to spice things up right? I first saw South Pacific prior to it's opening in the Spring of 2008 and loved it. Who knew a show from the 1940's could seem as relevant and fresh as it did some fifty years ago? Having done the show in high school I knew what to expect. I expected to be bored to tell you the truth. Revivals up until then had been sort of lackluster if you know what I mean. Not this one. What an amazing night in the theatre. Going in I knew the music would be good. It is Rodgers and Hammerstein after all. They knew how to write a song. Everybody from the ensemble to the leads were outstanding. Now the show is not for everybody. Kids that are into The Lion King or Wicked would probably not like it. I understand that. Regardless South Pacific is a great show and nothing will ever change that. It's as American as Apple Pie. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. You'll be glad you did.
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