Adapted from the
Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A.
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
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Numbers here from the
R&H Theatricals website.
FEATUREED: 4 Women; 6 Men; 1 Boy; 1 Girl
ENSEMBLE: Large singing ensemble consisting of Islanders, Nuns,
Officers, Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers
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, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own
chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
All shows were at the Historic Yuma
254 S. Main Street, Map
Friday-Sunday, January 9-11
Saturday-Sunday, January 17-18; These two shows will be Open Captioned
for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Thursday-Sunday, January 22-25