Just a few weeks ago, Southwest Playhouse closed its major musical, South Pacific. This classic and well loved muscial by Rogers and Hammerstein brought in patrons young and old, season ticket holders and new faces too. The theatre was at almost full capacity for a few of the productions. In total, Southwest Playhouse saw almost 1,000 people through its doors for the funny, memorable, and resounding play.
The lead roles, Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque, played by Julie and Sean Williams, were masterfully sung and lovingly played by these two veteran thespians. Anyone watching would believe that these two people are comfortable with each other and very in love, and by the end of the show, we were all cheering that they could be together. Carson Guthrie, a patron favorite, brought out all the laughs with his humerous portrayal of Luther Billis, and Melissa McSpadden was equally funny in her role as Bloody Mary. Wesley Javorsky, a relatively new face to SWPH, played the handsome Joe Cable, and he drew us in with his good looks and pure voice. Each member of the cast brought their own stregths to the table, and made the show fun and entertaining for all.
The choreography, by Jill Powell, added power, fun, and energy to the production, and the lighting was a lovely addition to what was, overall, a very pretty show.
One addition to Southwest Playhouse that cannot go unmentioned, is the beautiful popcorn machine that can now be found in the lobby. Popcorn is served by SWPH volunteers before the show and during intermission. We wish to say Thank You to Berrong Insurance in Weatherford for this generous gift.
Our next production, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward is deep into the rehearsal process. We hope to see you there when it opens o,n April 21!