A scene from the musical South Pacific - 10 male actors singing on stage.

'South Pacific'

February 19, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Past Event

Set on a tropical island in the Pacific during World War II, a U.S. Navy nurse falls in love with a local plantation owner. This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and winner of numerous Tony Awards is based on the 1947 Pulitzer Prize winner "Tales of the South Pacific."

One of the most romantic scores of all time!

Against the backdrop of World War II, “South Pacific” offers a lushly romantic score while challenging audiences with themes of racial intolerance and bigotry. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical focuses on French plantation owner Emile de Becque and his love interest, Nellie Forbush, a naïve young nurse from Arkansas.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes numerous American songbook classics such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger than Springtime,” “Happy Talk,” “Bali H'ai” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.” The original musical, starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for its Broadway debut in 1949. 

Supported in part by Mark and Nancy Gilman.