South Pacific in Concert from Carnegie Hall
Version: 2005 CONCERT
Composer: Rodgers, Richard
Lyricist: Hammerstein, Oscar
McEntire, Reba/Mitchell, Brian Stokes/Baldwin, Alec
"From the second the majestic overture of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 show starts, you know you're in for a treat: In this age of diminished Broadway pits, hearing the 45-piece Orchestra of St. Luke's firing on all cylinders is just thrilling. And that's only the beginning of the fun in this most traditional, most delightful musical, recorded live at Carnegie Hall in June 2005. As Nellie Forbush, Reba McEntire deploys a homespun Southern charm that works marvels against the urbane Emile de Becque, i.e., Brian Stokes Mitchell and his impossibly buttery baritone (check out his rendition of "Some Enchanted Evening"). Of course we shouldn't be surprised, since country star Reba had turned out to be musical-theater star Reba when she replaced Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway. Here, she brightly delivers classics (yes, the show is packed with them) like "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "A Wonderful Guy." And let's not forget Lillias White, chewing the scenery in spectacular fashion as Bloody Mary ("Bali Ha'i," "Happy Talk"--what was that about the show being packed with memorable tunes again?). When the classic American musical is done with such gusto, it's hard not to be won over." -Elisabeth Vincentelli
36 tracks total:
2. Dites-Moi / Oh, And What That Flower Over There?
3. A Cockeyed Optimist
4. So When You Joined The Navy
5. Twin Soliloquies
6. One Waits So Long For What Is Good
7. Some Enchanted Evening
8. Dites-Moi (Reprise)
9. Bloody Mary
10. Say, Is That A Boar's Tooth Bracelet On Your Wrist?
11. There Is Nothin' Like A Dame
12. Ah, Hello...You Make Trouble For Me?
13. Bali Ha'i
14. Bali Ha'i - (Reprise)
15. So Tell Us Nellie, What Did Old Ironbelly Want?
16. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
17. Hello, Is That A New American Song?
18. Some Enchanted Evening
19. Will You Come To My Party Friday?
20. A Wonderful Guy
21. What Should I Do, Captain / Bali Ha'i (reprise)
22. You Wait, Lootellan ...
23. Younger Than Springtime / Bali Ha'i (Reprise)
24. A Wonderful Guy
25. This Is How It Feels / A Cockeyed Optimist (Reprise)
26. Final Act 1 - Some Enchanted Evening
28. Happy Talk
29. It Is My Great Pleasure To Bring You Our Skipper
30. Honey Bun
31. You've Got To Be Carefully Taught
32. This Nearly Was Mine
33. Well, de Beque, I Take Off Pretty Soon For Marie Louise...
34. Some Enchanted Evening
35. All Right, Let's Start Those Trucks / Honey Bun (Reprise)
36. Final Act II - Dites Moi