The Lincoln Center Theater touring production of Rodger & Hammerstein's South Pacific -- now doing shore leave at the Kennedy Center -- has waded waist deep into capital "R" Romance of both the big Broadway musical and the World War II era in which South Pacific is set. A vivid, picture postcard of a musical, South Pacific has not only spawned a vast progeny of musical earworms and familiar tunes, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Younger Than Springtime," but it hails from that school of musical theater where, if you're going to do it, you're going to sing about it. To Jan. 16. Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets are $39 to $150. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.
Read Tom Avila's full review here.