Sunday, June 16, 2013

Porthouse Theatre @ Blossom Center
June 13-29, 2013

Bob Abelman

Porthouse Theatre delivers a pretty but passionless ‘South Pacific.’  Its talented cast and the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein are done an injustice by the absense of an orchestra. 

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article  here.

Roy Berko

Under the directing abilities of Terri Kent, the Porthouse production of SOUTH PACIFIC makes for a fine evening of summer entertainment. 

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

Porthouse Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific is a satisfying evening of theater that brings alive the emotional content of the American classic.
Leading the way is Equity actor Greg Violand with his soaring vocals as middle-aged French planter Emile, who creates a romantic chemistry with beauty Kayce Cummings as young nurse Nellie Forbush.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Fran Heller

The hills are alive with the sound of musicals this summer season, beginning with "South Pacific," the landmark musical that dealt with the issue of racism five years before Brown vs. the Board of Education and more than a decade before the Civil Rights era.
The bubbly Porthouse production, directed with sparkling clarity by artistic director Terri Kent and a talented ensemble makes for an evening of great entertainment.
A spoonful of medicine about the evils of prejudice doesn't hurt either.

To see a full review of this show, read Fran Heller's review at the Cleveland Jewish News

Mark Horning

“South Pacific” at the Porthouse Theatre is a comfortable evening of great songs, comedy and drama performed extremely well in a cozy intimate environment.  You will find that it is truly “Some Enchanted Evening.”

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's review here.

Christine Howey

Happily, this Porthouse production does the rich material justice, for the most part. Under the direction of Terri Kent with choreography by MaryAnn Black and music direction by Jonathan Swoboda, this version has a splendid blend of fine voices along with romance, slapstick, and cultural relevance.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan