Saturday night I went to a college performance of South Pacific. Because it is South Florida, and because it hardly ever gets cold here, (and because they don’t actually have a theater to perform in), the show was outside.
This part week, however, a cold snap has hit the area. The show did not start until 8 pm, so I put on my warmest sweater, the only jacket I own, two blankets, beanie, and mittens, and walked to the amphitheatre. If it hadn’t had been so windy I don’t think it would have seemed so cold! Everyone was so bundled!
In all honesty, it was only in the low 60s, but we were RIGHT on the water and there was about a 15 mph wind. That’s cold for Florida!
The funniest part of the show came about 30 seconds into it. Right when the second actress opened her mouth to respond to the opening line, an explosion of fireworks began. Apparently, a sorority was having a party just down the intracoastal from us. The show went on for about 20 minutes. Every time we thought that the show was over, a new set of explosions would start.
What could the actors do but watch the fireworks right along with us? I think we spotted one of the members of the orchestra on his cell phone during the wait.
Despite the elements and the interruptions, I think they did a great job!