Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
See Current Production for list of Cast Members
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener. South Pacific is a musical with a more serious message than most other created in its time period. It is one of only a handful of musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Nellie Forbush is a nurse working overseas during World War ll. She falls in love with a wealthy, older man who owns a plantation there. When she discovers that the mother of his two small children was a Tonkinese woman, the prejudices she grew up with in Arkansas prevent her from accepting his offer of marriage. Her friend, Lt. Cable, has a fiancé back home, but speaks of her with a sense of duty rather than feelings of love. When he meets a young, innocent Tonkinese girl, he too is forced to face his prejudices.
This well know show is filled with wonderful songs like “Nothing Like A Dame”, Wash that man right outta my Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening and the hauntingly beautiful “Bali Ha’i
Director: Jan Mahoney
Assistant Director: Craig Pinkerton
Musical Director: Andrew Bartle
Choreographer: Gai Reckless