A powerful and emotional story
I saw a preview of From Here To Eternity in October 2013 and I was blown away by how good this musical is. It's the story of two doomed love affairs set against the backdrop of the US army in Hawaii before and during the Pearl Harbour attack, but it's important to note that the musical is based on the book by James Jones and not the 1950's film. This musical includes all the gritty realism of 1940's army life that the film wasn't allowed to include. The music and songs are instantly memorable and I found them still in my head days later. The cast are wonderful and portray the story so well, especially the four leads of Robert Lonsdale (Prewitt), Darius Campbell (Warden), Rebecca Thornhill (Karen), and Siubhan Harrison (Lorene). The Pearl Harbour attack scene is simply stunning, the best theatre I have seen for a very long time. It left a lot of the audience with tears in their eyes (including me) as it was so moving. This is a powerful and emotional story that I loved and want to see again soon.
From Here to Eternity on Sunday, Oct 20th, 2013