Wednesday, June 16, 2010

South Pacific Preview

                                                  The Spectacular Four Seasons Center

                                                         Jason Howard

                                                                          Director Bartlett Sher

                                      Bert Fink of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization

                                                        Aubrey Dan

I had the opportunity to attend the media preview of the upcoming Dancap production of South Pacific. It is the Lincoln Centre Revival of the show. The first official revival of South Pacific on Broadway. This revival won 7 Tonys! I have seen several versions of this musical in the past, the most recent starring Robert Goulet, but I am really looking forward to this production in the fabulousF our Seasons Centre. The concert was not in the main theatre, but in the space where lectures are usually given. I had the chance to speak to and thank Aubrey Dan of Dancap productions. He has brought some wonderful shows to Toronto.
Aubrey Dan introduced Bert Fink of the Rodgers and Hammerstein organization. Fink introduced Bartlett Sher, the Tony award winning director. They spoke about Sout Pacific being the most operatic of broadway shows. They spoke about that era and how it has resonance today. Finally we got to hear the amazing orchestra and the two stars. It was wonderful. We then got a tour of the Theatre. I am very much looking forward to seeing the whole show in a couple of months.

Here is Carmen Cusack singing I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy.

Carmen Sings I'm in Love from roy eappen on Vimeo.

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