South Pacific at The Ogunquit Playhouse-playing now!

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Making it to Ogunquit Playhouse for South Pacific is surely a run-don’t-walk situation. Based on the critically acclaimed multiple Tony Award winning 2008 Lincoln Center revival, Ogunquit’s production is moving, funny and musically lush, with fabulous performances from the leads. The Playhouse has assembled a South Pacific cast and creative team, for s sensitive and informed approach to the show.
Branch Fields understudied the role of Emile de Becque at Lincoln Center and has a marvelous voice, sensually resonant, strong and gentle. More than that, his articulation has a wonderfully natural quality, with the clarity of speech married perfectly to the beauty of music.
Jennie Sophia as Ensign Nellie Forbush, the naïve American nurse who falls in love with Emile, the experienced, sophisticated Frenchman, is a delight. Her voice is lovely and pure with excellent control and she performs with emotional subtlety. She has played Nellie on the national tour.
After the warm opening scene at Emile’s hilltop home, the male chorus of sailors makes its first appearance. Led by Ben Crawford and Luthur Billis, they burst onto the stage singing and dancing and keep the energy high.
South Pacific continues through Sunday, July 15 with performances nightly except Mondays and four matinees per week. The show includes loud noises, bright lights, on-stage smoke, sexuality and brief male nudity. For information visit http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call 207-646-5511.

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2 Responses to “South Pacific at The Ogunquit Playhouse-playing now!”

  1. Jen Says:

    Who wrote this review?

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