September 25, 2014 - November 30, 2014 and December 31, 2014 to January 25, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers,
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.
Directed by Charles Repole
Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld
Musical Direction by Leo Carusone
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.
The original play won 10 Tony Awards in 1949 and set the stage for a highly successful movie version in 1958 starring Rossano Brazzi, and Mitzi Gaynor. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The score contains many of the most recognizable songs in Broadway history, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” “I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.”
Our Cast features Haley Swindal as Nellie Forbush, George Dvorsky as Emile de Becque, Zach Trimmer as Lt. Joseph Cable, Bill E. Dietrich as Luther Billis, Joanne Javien as Bloody Mary, Alison T. Chi as Liat, Brian Michael Henry as Stewpot, David Cantor as Commander Harbison, William Richardson as Professor and James Van Treuren as Brackett. The deBecque children will feature local children; Kyle Arzaga and Daniel Ward will alternate in the role of Jerome and Kaeleigh Picco and Isabella D’Erasmo will alternate in the role of Ngana.
The multi talented ensemble includes, Felipe Bombonato, Logan Benedict, Stephanie Cowan, Michael Dinneen, Sarah Ellis, Joey Elrose, Paul Jordan Jansen, Pedro Kaawaloa, Ashley Lanyon, Maria Logan, and Laura Yen Solito.
The production is Directed by WBT favorite, Charles Repole, who has been at the helm for many WBT productions including; My Fair Lady, Sugar and I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change! The Choreographer is Michael Lichtefeld. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone. Set Design is by Steven Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton, Costume Design is by Derek Lockwood and Roberto Silva.. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Properties are by Grumpy's Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
Show Times: Some Wednesday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm. Thursday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.
Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm
Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.