Customer reviews for South Pacific  
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

A Flawless Production of South Pacific, Aug 04, 2010
reviewer: Grant Curry from Newcastle, NSW, Australia
I'd heard that this first-ever Broadway revival of South Pacific was supurb, but nothing could have prepared me for what I would witness on 28th April, 2010 at the Vivien Beaumont Theater. This astonishing production has to be seen to be believed. Every actor on that stage could not be praised highly enough for their sensational performances, and it is easy to appreciate why this musical has had such a long and successful run: it opened on 3rd April, 2008, but its final performance is due to take place on 22nd August, 2010, so if you've not seen it yet - be quick! This was the fifth, and best production of SOUTH PACIFIC that I've seen - the first was in 1963 when I was 11, so I know this show very well. The director, Bartlett Sher, must be some kind of theatrical genius to be able to make this 60-year-old musical look so perfectly brand new with a set of actors who are completely believable in every way. Children and teenagers should be encouraged to see this production, but be quick.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Barely Broadway, Jul 10, 2010
reviewer: Anonymous from New York, New York USA
Our family has attended many performances both professional
and amateur to include ballet, plays, concerts, and musicals, and
we have never been more disappointed than we were with South
Pacific. We found the sexual suggestion, the boorish handling of
race, women, morality, and the military, and the exaggerated
character stereotypes appalling. We left the performance feeling
exhausted and deflated. Though this criticism is not of the
performers but of the musical itself, the actors were not exactly
defying gravity, and, as soon as they started ripping their
clothing off, we wanted to scream Mama Mia. Further, the many
layers of deception made our son comment that Emile was a
lying king. Our time and our money would have been better
spent elsewhere. Broadway can be so magical. I am sorry that
we exposed our children to South Pacific and wish we had spent
our evening attending a more uplifting and better executed
performance.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Fantastic entertainment for all generations., Mar 20, 2010
reviewer: Budd from Milford Ct.
Saw the play about a year ago with friends, we all loved it. Going to see it again w/ 13 year old niece. I know she will be blown away. Great story, music and talent. To the reviewer who found the smoking offensive: get over it, it's art, part of the production, a snapshot of American history when this nation was unified and would not even question something so petty.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

AWESOME, Feb 16, 2010
reviewer: Anonymous from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
I saw the show Valentine's Day and I must say it was the best show I have ever seen in either New York or Philadelphia. The leading man was unbelievable as well as the leading lady. The orhestra was awesome, the talents of the entire cast was just great. I will be telling all of my friends and family to see this show. THE BEST!!


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Don't take children!, Feb 12, 2010
reviewer: Pam from CA
I was APPAULED at the SEXUAL suggestions in the dancing and the NUDITY! I was excited to see this show again. The orchestra was great, vocals good and seats wonderful. What a surprise!! No one mentioned the lack of clothes in the reviews and I had my 13 year old who was uncomfortable with nude guys running across the stage. I don't believe Rogers and Hammerstein would approve of the sexual crassness that has been intermingled in their play. It was NOT necessary. It is a great musical which does not need the 'raw' additives!


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