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(Courtesy photo) Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" comes to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre April 23-May 19.
‘South Pacific’ sets sail at Center Point Legacy Theatre
Theater » Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical promises many enchanted evenings in Centerville.
First Published Apr 13 2012 08:35 am • Last Updated Apr 13 2012 08:35 am

At 60, "South Pacific" remains a rare gem in the canon of musical theater.

Its staying power is such that almost everyone has an opinion about it. Does it reflect the worst elements of naivete, with its overriding emphasis on love-at-first-sight on an exotic island? Or does it mark the moment musicals came of age, with its open confrontation of racism amid one of the most vicious wars ever fought?

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Center Point Legacy Theatre brings ‘South Pacific’

When » April 23-May 19. Mondays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.

Where » Davis Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville.

Info » $20-$17. Call 801-298-1302 or visit www.centerpointtheatre.org for more information.

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Everyone has their opinion. Regardless of disagreements, though, everyone carries a soft spot for the musical’s soundtrack, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha’i" and "I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair."

Center Point Legacy Theatre’s production directed by Jim Christian features Laila Welch as Ngana, Landon Cole Welch as Lt. Joseph Cable, Kevin Burtenshaw as Emile DeBecque and Lindsea Garside as Nellie Forbush.




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