"We are so excited. Tonight is opening night of 'South Pacific', and it's the Lincoln Center Version from Broadway," said Marketing Director Eileen Aaron. "It's the touring version with an orchestra, and it's going through Sunday. We are so thrilled."
This season is packed full of fantastic shows. "For Broadway, we have 'A Chorus Line' in February. In March, we have 'Jersey Boys', and then in May, 'Burn the Floor'. Then, we have a lot of other shows coming up -- Bob Newhart, Jason Alexander and Steve Lawrence. We really have a nice mix coming up."
Which is why people, like Laura Swabe, are subscribers. "We really like the Kravis. We come down from Stuart because they have such a variety of programs. Jerry Seinfeld, we saw him in the beginning. We were just here Sunday for a tribute to Bob Dillon. They just have a variety of performances. The quality is outstanding. The venue here is superb. It's just a beautiful place to come and dress up and come up for an evening. And with CityPlace here, with all its dinning opportunities, it's just a perfect day."
Kona Grill spread out an array of mouthwatering foods that kept everyone coming back for more. "We we have a little bit of everything. We've got mainly portions from our happy hour menu which runs Monday through Friday 3 to 7. And late night, afterwards, we got sushi, chicken, pasta. We're an American grill with an Asian-Japanese kind of influence, so we've got a little bit of everything for everybody," said manager Danielle Amdure.
Everybody left the restaurant with the belly's full ready to see "South Pacific".
Some for the first time: "I review all the shows, and this is a first for me, so I'm really excited."
Some for the second or third: "I've seen in high school and college."
And some from an entirely new perspective: "I can't remember for the life of me. It was the radio operator I played [20 years ago]."
However, from "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Hai," to "Some Enchanted Evening" everyone had a favorite song.