Friday, November 20, 2020

387. PACIFIC PARADISE. From my (unpublished) ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NEW YORK STAGE, 1970-1975

Maori warrior.
[Musical Revue/New Zealand] D: Jack Regan; P: Irving Sudrow in the New England Maori Company, Ltd., Production; T: Palace Theatre; 10/16/72-10/21/72 (7)

Maori maidens.

A song and dance revue of Maori tribal music and folk customs, well sung but less well danced because of the abundant flesh carried by many performers. The choral numbers were better than the solos. There were 70 New Zealand performers in this touring show.

The program was in two parts, the first arranged around the theme of Maori history, the second an assortment of divertissements with no dominant theme.