Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
September 6-22, 2013
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning
Tales of the South Pacific.
Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score’s songs include such classics as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair, Younger Than Springtime, Bali Ha’i, There is Nothin’ Like A Dame, This Nearly Was Mine and A Wonderful Guy. 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 Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto. The 2008 Broadway revival won seven Tonys including Best Musical Revival.