Friday, July 6, 2012

South Pacific

Photo courtesy Ogunquit Playhouse.
Live theater. There is nothing quite like it to open up your mind to a world of possibilities and valuable lessons. We were very lucky to be invited to the Ogunquit Playhouse this week to see South Pacific. It's a classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein and I loved it.  The themes of this show are unbelievably close to Filled With Nothing: Bullying, Prejudice, Hatred, Violence, looking for hope, the stupidity of the mundane and even a mention of Proust, all set against a backdrop of love.

What was even better was being invited backstage for a private tour, meeting Branch Fields, the male lead, getting to stand on the stage and seeing all of the mechanics of how these productions are run.  There really is no such thing as a touring summer stock theater anymore.  Each show is individually cast and produced in Ogunquit and it was amazing to see the support for tradition that this group espoused.  Bravo!  I totally recommend that you see this show because live theater of this quality is not going to last forever.

For information on how you, too, can take a backstage tour click here: Backstage At The Playhouse.

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