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South Pacific Critics' Reviews

"Love blossoms fast and early in [Bartlett Sher's] rapturous revival...Brooks Atkinson described the show as a tenderly beautiful idyll of genuine people inexplicably tossed together in a strange corner of the world.' I think a lot of us had forgotten that's what South Pacific is really about. In making the past feel unconditionally present, this production restores a glorious gallery of genuine people who were only waiting to be resurrected."

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

"Extraordinary! Impeccably acted and designed. Bartlett Sher's meticulous and dramatic direction is also extraordinary. The show is filled with fantastic and familiar songs that sound fresh and exciting."

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

"Heartfelt and spectacular. Grand entertainment! Director Bartlett Sher has masterminded a big, luscious, witty production."

Review by Linda Winer from Newsday

"****! Spine-tingling! It soars! Director Bartlett Sher and a gifted, great-looking cast fully engage the romantic sweep of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ravishing score."

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

"An outstanding achievement! From the seductive swell of a 30-piece orchestra playing the glorious overture through the poignant final tableau of love and reconciliation, this is ravishing theater. The level of artistry and inventive stagecraft on display is breathtaking."

Review by David Rooney from Variety

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