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South Pacific!

Thinking back to Thursday.....

Saw South Pacific @ Hershey High school.... my sister's boyfriend is in it, so that's why I ventured into enemy territory(if anyone cares... :-P ) I've only ever seen the show on TV before, and that was a while ago, so I was pleasantly surprised at the wide range of music variety and the cool plot. Rogers and Hammerstein, if you were wondering. The show was decent for a high school show. My complaints are as follows(a.k.a. what LD would never screw up. :-P )
1) I could see cast and crew in the wings when they weren't on stage. Major faux pas.
2) Only the only male lead that was actually singing in his range was the guy who played Lt. Joe Cable.
3) Actors didn't cheat out enough... was very frustrating...
4) Not enough enunciation... my mom knows the show by heart and she couldn't tell what they were saying sometimes.
5) Choreography sucked. 'nuff said
6) Girls Costumes.. were obviously the actors clothes... They did not wear anything that would show a naval in the 40s/50s. Very taboo.
7) The kids, Ngana and Jerome, were adorable, and did a good job, but can we not cast within the school?
8) At the end of the show, they cheered on stage so the audience could hear them. Very un-professional.

Good Stuff:
1) The Pit Director was Excellent... he followed the actors very well, recovered mistakes, etc... all very well. :-)
2) Emile did a good job singing/talking with a French accent.. even if he was singing too low for his range.
3) The shower scene was well done.
4) Nellie was excellently cast.... for both voice and ability.

All and all, a normal high school show. Good enough! hehe... No, seriously, everyone involved with the show should be proud. :-)


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 8th, 2003 10:55 pm (UTC)
cheering onstage. ooh. that happened once freshman year. the director was down the entire cast and crews throats before we could even make it off stage. 8-{
Mar. 9th, 2003 06:57 am (UTC)
I played Nellie in South Pacific both in 8th and 10th grade... wow... such memories
Mar. 9th, 2003 07:06 am (UTC)
Then I've got a song for you: "I've gotta wash that man right outta my hair, I've gotta wash that man right outta my hair, I've gotta wash that man right out of my hair, and send him on his way!"

Mar. 9th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)

Just a thought.
Mar. 10th, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC)
cheering onstage after the curtain went down on the last night is a huge part of our hs musical's tradition! Always a good time, and the directors never said anything one way or another. Definetely took 20 mins to get everyone back into the wings, due to all the emotions. ;) Say what you want about it being unprofessional -- it was good times. :P
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