South Pacific

Reba McEntire
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Alec Baldwin

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s glorious score for South Pacific gets a surge of welcome new energy in this 2005 Carnegie Hall concert. Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime) is in spectacular voice singing “Some Enchanted Evening” and “This Nearly Was Mine,” but the real discovery is country star Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush. McEntire won raves when she replaced Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun, but her performance was never recorded and released to the general public. Now we can understand the raves for ourselves, because McEntire is a joy in the role that features such standards as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “A Wonderful Guy.” Those used to Mary Martin (which is nearly everybody) will need to get used to McEntire’s scoops and twang, but it’s not inappropriate for a character hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) and Lillias White are both effective as Lieutenant Cable and Bloody Mary, respectively, and Alec Baldwin doesn’t embarrass himself any more than he’s supposed to as Billis. Because it’s a concert performance, the singers carry books and don’t wear costumes other than in “Honey Bun” (so the nurses jog in the surf and wash their hair wearing black gowns). But much of the story is conveyed through dialogue excerpts, so the 113-minute DVD is substantially longer than the 78-minute CD.—David Horiuchi

After her successful performance as Nellie Forbush at Carnegie Hall, Reba joined Brian Stokes Mitchell for a three-night run of South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007.

South Pacific

Annie Get Your Gun

Buffalo Bill (Col. William F. Cody) - Conrad John Shuck
Frank Butler - Brent Barrett
Charlie   Davenport - Peter Marx
Dolly Tate - Kerry O’Malley
Tommy Keeler - Eric Sciotto
Winnie   Tate - Claci Miller
Mac, The Propman - Tom Schmid
Foster Wilson - Gerry Vichi
Chief Sitting   Bull - Larry Storch
Annie Oakley - Reba McEntire
Jessie Oakley - Jenny Rose Baker
Nellie   Oakley - Blaire Restaneo
Little Jake - Nicholas   Jonas
Ballerina - Keri Lee
Hoop Dance   Specialty - Adrienne Hurd
Running Derr - Tom   Schmid
Eagle Feather - Carlos Lopez
Moonshine   Lullaby Trio - Cleve Ashbury, Brian O’Brien, David Villella
Tap Dance - Brad Bradley
Pawnee Bill (Maj.  Gordon Lillie) - Gerry Vichi
Messenger - Tom   Schmidd
Band Leader - Marvin Laird
Mrs. Schyler   Adams - Deanna Dys
Sylvia Potter-Porter - Dana   Lynn Caruso
Ensemble - Cleve Asbury, Brad Bradley, Dana   Lynn Caruso, Deanna Dys, David Eggers, Madeline Ehlert, Elisa Heinsohn, Hollie   Howard, Adrienne Hurd, Keri Lee, Carlos Lopez, Brian O’Brien, Rommy Sandhu, Tom   Schmid, Kelli Bond Severson, David Villella, Kent Zimmerman

“McEntire’s energy and enthusiasm seem to shed a new glow on the whole production. And of course the particular qualities of McEntire’s lovely singing bring something fresh and exciting to Irving Berlin’s score.” - Variety

“It’s safe to place McEntire on the list of the finest replacements offered in recent seasons.” - Broadway.com

“Without qualification the best performance by an actress in a musical comedy this season. Ms. McEntire doesn’t need a gun to bring Manhattan to its knees.” - New York Times

“She is waif-like cute. She is whimsical. She is eager. She is over-the-top funny. And her singing, substituting country character for Broadway belt, gives the old Berlin numbers a special piquancy.” - New York Post

“Amazingly, this is McEntire’s Broadway debut — in fact, her first appearance in a play of any kind. After a long and fruitful career in Nashville, she suddenly makes Broadway her oyster.” - New York Journal News.

Dates Performed

January 22 – January 28, 2001

Friday 8:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

January 29 – February 11, 2001

Monday DARK
Tuesday 7:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Thursday 8:00PM
Friday 8:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

February 12 – February 18, 2001

Monday DARK
Tuesday DARK
Wednesday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Thursday 8:00PM
Friday 8:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday 2:00PM & 7:00PM

February 19 – February 25, 2001

Monday 2:00PM
Tuesday DARK
Wednesday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Thursday 8:00PM
Friday 8:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

February 26 – May 27, 2001

Monday DARK
Tuesday 8:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Thursday 8:00PM
Friday 8:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM & 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

Note:

Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway in New York City starring Reba McEntire was extended through June 22, 2001 due to the enormous success

Annie Get Your Gun


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