Broadway: South Pacific – Some Enchanted Evening (or matinee)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Last Saturday I went three hours early to wait in the cancelation line for South Pacific. Yes, that’s how bad I wanted to see it. This was my third attempt and I was sure that three hours would be plenty of time. When I got there I was sad to discover that I was the 10th person in line. Since I don’t have a/c in my apartment, I thought I might as well sit in the cold entry way to the theatre and watch a little more of the Office.

It’s funny how three hours trapped in the same space will bring complete strangers together. We talked about what we were doing in New York and what shows we have seen. It’s like for those short few hours we became friends. Unfortunately for my new buddies there were only five available tickets. They gave the five tickets out and told us that there may be a chance that more will open up. I didn’t it likely that I would get a ticket, because I was still six tickets away. Then with ten minutes before the show started a man walked up with one ticket. My new comrades all started pointing at me saying, “she has cas, she can take it!” (The best advice I can give a person who plans to work the cancelation/student/rush ticket thing, is to always have cash!) I felt so close to them. After checking to make sure the ticket was real, I bought it off the guy and slipped in just in time. I will admit that this was the best seat I have ever had for a show (I’m not a fan of front row seats, which is what students get a lot of the time. I’m not complaining). I sat smack dab in the center about six rows back. Perfect!

How was the show? Amazing! South Pacific is not my favorite of Rogers and Hammerstein’s work, but this show made me see it in a whole new light. The acting was great, the set was amazing, and of course the music was absolutely beautiful. Favorite part would have to be when all the hot SeaBees sang “There is Nothing Like a Dame.” They were so hot! Lt. Joseph Cable was really cute too. I hope it does well all the Tony’s.

Yes, it was well worth the hours of sitting around for it. I wish I could go see it again, but it’s sold out until August. I would go sit in the cancelation line again, but after talking with all those people who have never seen it and really want to, I don’t think it would be right. I will just have to wait until things calm down again.

1 comment :

  1. I want to see this SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly! I have given up hope. There is no way I'll EVER be able to convince Ethan that $75 a ticket is worth it.