SOUTH PACIFIC

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Reviews: 6

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Sun Jun 16, 12:00am

Set against the backdrop of World War II on an island in Polynesia, SOUTH PACIFIC is based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The plot follows a Navy nurse from Arkansas who falls in love with a middle-aged French plantation owner, and a Marine Lieutenant from an upperclass East Coast family who finds himself attracted to an alluring young native girl.

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Reviews

"Director Katharine Farmer has succeeded by delivering a beautifully produced, ravishing production of the show that runs the gamut of emotions, from the passionate romance of its mismatched lead characters to the ribald humor of the Seabees and the tragedy of its secondary love story."

sweet - Cary Ginell - Ventura County On Stage - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"I never could have imagined how the small stage of the Rubicon theatre could feature a show with such a large cast but they do a miraculous job with the entire production and with such quality performers. The two leads, Ben Davis and Madison Claire, have wonderful voices and do justice to every song they sing."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"All song and dance routines are faultlessly executed on a small stage by a large number of performers. The leading stars have wonderful singing voices and are ably supported by the entire talented ensemble."

sweet - Ester Benjamin Shifren - LA Splash - ...read full review


"Like the shifting waves in those projected seascapes, the serious message of “South Pacific” still teases, retreats and, ultimately, lands with timely urgency. Although it's easy enough to rail against things we're against, Rodgers and Hammerstein challenged us to dig deeper and recognize what we stand for."

sweet - Philip Brandes - LA Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Intimacy isn't a word normally associated with the Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, just one reason the 200-seat Rubicon Theatre Company's two-piano revival is a December must-see. Others are its superb quartet of lead performers, an all-around terrific supporting cast, direction by a gifted young Brit, refreshingly original choreography by a SoCal star, and a simply gorgeous production design, all of which more than do justice to a 20th-century American musical theater classic."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


"With a simmering stew of disgust, anger, and desperation combined with a mysterious merriment and weary wisdom that makes her both playful and sad, Kimura is a revelation. As if this show wasn't a wondrous journey on it own, her extra-exotic performance is a travelogue in itself. Do not miss this South Pacific, which only runs through December 23, 2018."

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


"Director Katharine Farmer has succeeded by delivering a beautifully produced, ravishing production of the show that runs the gamut of emotions, from the passionate romance of its mismatched lead characters to the ribald humor of the Seabees and the tragedy of its secondary love story."

sweet - Cary Ginell - Ventura County On Stage - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal
"I never could have imagined how the small stage of the Rubicon theatre could feature a show with such a large cast but they do a miraculous job with the entire production and with such quality performers. The two leads, Ben Davis and Madison Claire, have wonderful voices and do justice to every song they sing."

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


"All song and dance routines are faultlessly executed on a small stage by a large number of performers. The leading stars have wonderful singing voices and are ably supported by the entire talented ensemble."

sweet - Ester Benjamin Shifren - LA Splash - ...read full review


"Like the shifting waves in those projected seascapes, the serious message of “South Pacific” still teases, retreats and, ultimately, lands with timely urgency. Although it's easy enough to rail against things we're against, Rodgers and Hammerstein challenged us to dig deeper and recognize what we stand for."

sweet - Philip Brandes - LA Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Intimacy isn't a word normally associated with the Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, just one reason the 200-seat Rubicon Theatre Company's two-piano revival is a December must-see. Others are its superb quartet of lead performers, an all-around terrific supporting cast, direction by a gifted young Brit, refreshingly original choreography by a SoCal star, and a simply gorgeous production design, all of which more than do justice to a 20th-century American musical theater classic."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


"With a simmering stew of disgust, anger, and desperation combined with a mysterious merriment and weary wisdom that makes her both playful and sad, Kimura is a revelation. As if this show wasn't a wondrous journey on it own, her extra-exotic performance is a travelogue in itself. Do not miss this South Pacific, which only runs through December 23, 2018."

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review