Yesterday, a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, my girls - Kristie, Julie, Sarah, Jessica - and I went to the ever-classy Ordway Theatre and were transported to the South Pacific with the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific.
Forget the previous two movie versions of the musical. This production was magnificent, the music so much better than the movie versions, and with a couple of surprises not seen in the movie.
We started a tradition about eight years ago. Once a year we all go to an Ordway musical production, then out to dinner. It is a most special day for all of us and we look forward to it all year long, choosing and talking about the next production.
Next year: Guys and Dolls. We can hardly wait!