South Pacific in Concert From Carnegie Hall If the prospect of seeing Alec Baldwin bumping and grinding in a grass skirt and coconut bra isn't enough to entice you, rest assured that… South Pacific in Concert From Carnegie Hall If the prospect of seeing Alec Baldwin bumping and grinding in a grass skirt and coconut bra isn't enough to entice you, rest assured that…
DVD Review

South Pacific in Concert From Carnegie Hall (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 06, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jun 06, 2006; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Musical; With: Alec Baldwin and Reba McEntire

If the prospect of seeing Alec Baldwin bumping and grinding in a grass skirt and coconut bra isn't enough to entice you, rest assured that South Pacific in Concert From Carnegie Hall, this June 2005 staging has plenty of other virtues: a Rodgers & Hammerstein score that spawned more standards than any other; Broadway's favorite leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell, lending his beautiful baritone to the still-fresh ''Some Enchanted Evening'' and the heartbreaking ''This Nearly Was Mine''; country-turned-TV star Reba McEntire — no stranger to the stage, after her well-reviewed replacement stint in Annie Get Your Gun a few years back — charming the natives (''A Cockeyed Optimist''), slaying 'em in a sailor suit (''Honey Bun''), and proving once and for all that she's a theater performer to be reckoned with. (Not to be forgotten: Jason Danieley's wonderfully conflicted Lieutenant Cable, who loves that younger-than-springtime island girl Liat.) As for the concert format, fret not: ''I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair'' works even without a headful of shampoo. EXTRAS None, but Baldwin shaking his coconuts is a bonus feature in itself.

Originally posted Jun 08, 2006