Saturday, April 19, 2008

Riverbend’s South Pacific

Tonight we had a choice of three high school musicals to attend. We decided to see one of our favorites, “South Pacific,” at Riverbend High School. The production was completely adorable, with sweet-voiced leads, a couple of crazy characters, a solid ensemble, and a good pit orchestra. My favorite performer was the young man who played Emile, the romantic lead, with a respectable French accent and a strong voice. As a bonus, the auditorium in the relatively new school is spacious, with plenty of legroom between the rows. Like most high school productions, this one had its little quirks and technical difficulties, but I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. You can catch the final performance tomorrow at 7 pm. Tickets are $10.

You can also check out North Stafford High School’s production of “42nd Street” or see “The Wizard of Oz” at Courtland High School tomorrow. For your $10 ticket, you get a night out, and support your local high school’s performing arts departments at the same time. It’s a good deal.

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