Monday, January 11, 2010

South Pacific - it's warm there.

Did you ever think you would be longing for the South Pacific in Florida? Our weather is just as good - until this week.

So you know what you need? Sailors, RNs in bikini's and Some Enchanted Evening. We will warm you up with the story you've loved forever. SOUTH PACIFIC comes to the Straz Center Jan. 12 - 17.

Does your New Year's Resolution include getting rid of that worthless man in your life? Well if you decide that, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, please blow dry afterward. Running around or going to bed with a wet head in this weather is just asking for the flu.

(I just channeled my grandmother there).

Okay - fun trivia time -

1. Three of the following musicals were written by Rodgers & Hammerstein; one was not. Identify the show that was written by another composing team:
A. South Pacific
B. Oklahoma!
C. The Sound of Music
D. Cabaret

2. The original Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH
PACIFIC won three of the following awards. Identify the award that the
production did NOT win:
A. Pulitzer Prize
B. Grammy Award
C. Tony Award
D. New York Drama Critics Circle Award

3. The lead character of Nellie Forbush in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC sings three of the following songs. Identify the song that she does NOT sing:
A. “A Cockeyed Optimist”
B. “A Wonderful Guy”
C. “Honey Bun”
D. “Happy Talk”

4. The lead character of Emile De Becque in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC has two children. What are their names?
A. Curly and Laurie
B. Rodgers and Hammerstein
C. Ngana and Jerome
D. Lucy and Ricky

5. The character of Lt. Joe Cable in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC falls in love with the daughter of Bloody Mary. What is her daughter’s name?
A. Liat
B. Little Bloody Mary
C. Mai Tai
D. Hildegard

How did you do?

(Answers are at the bottom of the post)

Tidbit: Robert Russell Bennett, who wrote the original orchestrations for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, was awarded a special 2008 Tony Award® for lifetime achievement. His original orchestrations are used in the new Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC.

- Kari G.

Answers: 1-D; 2-B; 3-D; 4-C; 5-A


Jennifer L. Dawson said...

Went to the show Tuesday night and absolutely loved it. Wish I had gone to see it at Lincoln Center when I was in New York in 2008. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, you should really take in this show.

Kari G. said...

Thanks Jennifer! We're so glad you enjoyed it and we hope everybody takes your advice and gets tickets! :)