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Sister Rose
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posted: 10/15/2004 at 4:38:37 PM ET
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REBA MCENTIRE AND BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL HEADLINE CARNEGIE HALLíS GALA BENEFIT PERFORMANCE OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEINíS SOUTH PACIFIC IN STERN AUDITORIUM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2005

Concert Performance of South Pacific to be
Conducted by Patrick Summers and Directed by Walter Bobbie

NEW YORK, New York, October 11, 2004 ó Carnegie Hall announced today that Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell will lead the cast in a concert version of Rodgers & Hammersteinís beloved musical South Pacific on Thursday, June 9, in Isaac Stern Auditorium. Directed by Walter Bobbie, this Gala Benefit performance also features the Orchestra of St. Lukeís under the direction of Patrick Summers. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. This performance is made possible by a generous grant from The Alice Tully Foundation.

The Gala Benefit will include a pre-concert cocktail reception and dinner at Remi Restaurant and Atrium, 144 West 54th Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ______ and _______ are co-chairs for the event.

Carnegie Hall patrons, friends, and subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase advance-sale tickets to this concert, and, in April 2005, will also receive an invitation to the Gala Benefit, which includes prime concert seating and a pre-concert reception and dinner. For Benefit tickets, please call the Special Events Office at 212-903-6979.

After April 2005: Any remaining concert tickets, priced at $34, $52, $78, $104, $132, and $149, will be made with the exact on-sale date to be announced. Tickets may be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, West 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. They may also be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or purchased online at the Carnegie Hall website, www.carnegiehall.org.

Program Information:
Thursday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Isaac Stern Auditorium
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEINíS SOUTH PACIFIC
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Patrick Summers, Conductor
Reba McEntire (Nellie Forbush)
Brian Stokes Mitchell (Emile de Becque)
Remaining artists to be announced
Walter Bobbie, Director




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posted: 10/15/2004 at 5:20:19 PM ET
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Yeay! I am so excited. Defenietly buying tickets to that show espceially since I LOVE Reba and Brian Stokes Mitchell!

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I attended South Pacific and can report that Brain Stokes Mitchell and Lillias White sang truly expressively, but they had to fight the orchestra every step of the way. The conductor obliterated the melodies in what has become the clipped, non-melodic way Broadway is conducted nowadays.
Alas, not a great evening and only enchanted when Mitchell sang.

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Definitive proof of my petty nature: I inwardly smiled(okay,cheered)when I read about how Reba McEntire screwed up and disappointed everyone.

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posted: 6/11/2005 at 11:14:21 AM ET
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bad karen bad karen

me too



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later: although I am eagerly waiting for this to be broadcast on PBS next year

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Me Three!

Reba is not an actress. She is very cute on her WB show because she is playing herself. Whomever chose her for this concert version with so little rehearsal really put her out of her element and apparently it showed.

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Insufficient rehearsal time is one thing--concert versions often have that problem. But McEntire knew she would be doing this for months. She had plenty of time to learn the music and lyrics on her own, which apparently she didn't. And this is intended for broadcast? Extremely unprofessional, if you ask me(not that anyone did).

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posted: 6/11/2005 at 12:33:23 PM ET
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I agree. My point was that concert versions always have very limited formal rehearsal so don't cast someone who is not a trained actress and therefore quite incapable of the demands of such a project. I guess the reason I was making this point was that I felt Reba's lack of acting ability was painfully obvious in AGYG though everyone seemed to rave about her and often in the same breath said something derogatory about Bernadette. Sorry, I'm still bitter. Reba had a good voice (though not quite right for Broadway) and she had the accent but beyond that Bernadette's performance was far superior because it was the work of a highly trained theater actress. I've said it before and I'll say it again, watching Reba on stage at the Marquis was like watching a high school production.

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