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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
"Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener

FREE LIVE MUSIC
FEB 21, 28 & MAR 7at 6:30pm
before the show in the Orchid Lobby & Bar

FREE WINE & CHOCOLATE TASTINGS
FEB 20, 27 & MAR 6 at 6-6:45pm
before the show in the Orchid Lobby
Space is limited, please RSVP at the Box Office for an admission ticket.

Feb. 18th - Mar. 9th, 2014 on the Stark Stage
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE'VE ADDED PERFORMANCES THROUGH MAR 16TH!

Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, this award-winning classic is filled some of Broadway’s most beloved songs: “Bali Ha’i”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”, “Younger Than Springtime,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.” Set on a tropical island and based on James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples as they search for happiness through trying times and differing backgrounds. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, South Pacific is a Broadway classic.

Tony Award Facts
* The Original Production won 10 Tony Awards.
* Is one of only 3 musicals ever to win the "Big Six" awards of Best Musical, Book, Score, Director, Lead Actress and Lead Actor (The Other two are Sweeney Todd in 1979 and Hairspray in 2003.
* The only musical ever to win all four Acting Tony awards in one season.
* The 2008 Broadway Revival holds the record for most Tony Awards by a revival, 7.
* The 2008 Broadway Revival is one of only 8 shows to win all of the "Design" awards in a single season.

SOUTH PACIFIC - A Timeline

1945 - World War II ends.

1947 - Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener is published. It's a novel based on his observations while serving as a Lt. Commander of the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo.

1949 - Prior to opening, Rodgers and Hammerstein were encouraged to cut the groundbreaking song "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught" for the song tells the story that racism is not born in you, you are taught it after you are born.

1949 - April 7 - South Pacific opens on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.

1950 - South Pacific becomes only the second musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

1951 - South Pacific opens in London.

1954 - June 16 - After 1,925 performances and a one move to another theatre house, South Pacific ends its run on Broadway.

1958 - The film version of South Pacific debuts. Grossing $16.3 million, it would be the top grossing movie of the year.

2001 - ABC produces a new television move version of South Pacific starring Glenn Close and Harry Connick, Jr.

2008 - Lincoln Center produces a hit revival that will run for over two years and collect seven Tony Awards.

2009 - Became the first Rodgers and Hammerstein movie available on Blu-Ray.

South Pacific

Backstage PASS Video Short
South Pacific Opening Night  

Backstage PASS Video Short
South Pacific rehearsals

Backstage PASS Video Short
"Meet Cast Members"

Media Talk Interview with two stars of South Pacific... David Pittsinger and Heather Botts

 
 
 
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