Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl Liat — and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Can love overcome all or will these star-crossed lovers be consumed by life’s realities?
The musical is well known for its extraordinary score — the songs include “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Younger Than Springtime”, “Bali Ha’i”, “There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame”, and “A Wonderful Guy”
South Pacific is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.
Director: Nancy Christopher
The Woodlands cast includes:
Ted Richart as Emile de Becque
Lea McCormick as Nellie Forbush
Adam Huff as Lt. Joe Cable
Annie Cantos as Liat
Margee Richart as Bloody Mary
Savanna Carnline & Emma Richartz as Emile’s young daughters Ngana & Mya.
The islands nurses are: Peggy Townley, Shasta Pettijohn, Karen Dewall, Katy Carnline, Janai Bakkens, Treasa Parazoo, Katlin Brooks, Kimber MacArthur, Tiera MacArther, and Kristie MacArthur.
The men of the cast are: Jerry Voelker as Luther Billis
Sean Taboloff as Stewpot
Jim Noonan as Capt. Brackett
George Eberth as Cmdr. Harbinson.
And rounding out the cast as sailors are: Sam Heflick, Adam Fisher, Jacob Harris, Timothy Linton, Gordie King, and Ian Lee.
Productions Dates: Mar 5,6,7,11,21,13,14,18,19,20,21, 2010