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"South Pacific" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire ★★★½
By all means enjoy her hapless attempts to shampoo a man out of her hair. But if you fall totally in love with Ensign Nellie Forbush, then you're not watching the right "South Pacific." As Oscar Hammerstein II wrote, in that disarmingly simple lyric, "You've got to be taught to hate and fear." And Nellie was very much the willing recipient of that lesson.
April 11, 2013