South Pacific

November 2008

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

Lyrics by
Oscar Hammerstein II

Music by
Richard Rodgers

Book by
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan

Director: Lesley Gallagher

Music Director: Deborah Curylo

Cast: 

  • NGANA — Pearl Matteson
  • JEROME — Nicholas Cote
  • ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH — Janine Flood
  • EMILE DE BECQUE — Michael Corman
  • BLOODY MARY — Reva Kleppel
  • LIAT — Taryn Scozzari
  • LUTHER BILLIS — Paul Aherne
  • STEWPOT — Giovannie Copeland Mendez
  • PROFESSOR — Aaron Mulmeyer
  • LT. JOSEPH CABLE — Dallas Hosmer
  • CAPT. GEORGE BRACKET — Samuel Greene
  • CMDR. WILLIAM HARBISON — Michael May
  • Radio OP BOB McCAFFREY — Ricardo B. Plamenco III
  • Voice of LT. BUZZ ADAMS — Marc Gallagher
  • LT. GENEVIEVE MARSHALL — Tammy Young Cote
  • ENSIGN LISA MANELLI — Khara C. Hoyer
  • ENSIGN CONNIE WALEWSKA — Emily Stisser
  • ENSIGN BESSIE NOONAN — Brianna Mello