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South Pacific (1997)

South Pacific
Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Directed by Colin Burring
30 June – 5 July 1997

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Musical, South Pacific flourished as the golden musical of Broadway’s post-WWII golden era. Nearly 60 years after its 1949 premiere, South Pacific returned to Broadway in Lincoln Center Theater’s glorious Tony-winning production, setting box-office records and bringing this timely and timeless musical to new generations. With a score by Rodgers & Hammerstein and a libretto by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, this landmark musical combines compassionate love stories with the saga of a world at war. Richly developed characters are faced with life-changing moments in a complex world, their thoughts and yearnings powerfully expressed in the lyrics to such songs as “This Nearly Was Mine,” “Younger Than Springtime,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”


Emile de Becque’s Children – Loveleen Kaur, Sandeep Sandu, Josephine Vander Gucht, William Vander Gucht
Henry – Barrie Richardson
Nellie Forbush – Jacqueline Medhurst
Emile de Becque – Paul Wharton
Bloody Mary – Margaret Penny
Marcella – Emma Pearce
Stewpot – Graham Frosdick
Seabee Richard Dicks – Ian Humphreys
Sgt. Jack Waters – Malcolm Corti
Seebee Ben Nevis – Ben Gaston
Luther Billis – Graham Peters
Professor – Ian Macdonald
Ensign Lisa Manelli – Janet Pearce
Ensign Lorna Lovelly – Joanna Lovell
Ensign Bessie Noonan – Nikki Horner
Ensign Connie Walewska – Jaqui Rand
Ensign Marilyn Mansfield – Jenny Tallowin
Lt Joseph Cable, USMC – Matt Hawes
Capt George Brackett, USN – John Hart
Comdr William Harbison – Barry Hooper
Sgt Herbert Quale, USN – Mark Woodham
Lt Genevieve Marshall, USN – Pauline Ellard
Ensign Rita Bubbly – Jenny Brookes
Ensign Betty Pitt – Dawn Leese
Ensign Cora MacCrae – Holly Jarman
Ensign Julianna van Gough – Joanne Dunham
Liat – Nicky Butler
Radio Operator – Keith Jarman
Lt. Buzz Adams, USN – Michael Bate
Cpl. Steeves, USN – Vernon Leese


Choreography – Stella Jarman
Musical Director – Andrew Parmley
Stage Manager – Eric White
ASM – Gareth Hunt
Props – Pam Horner, Kelly Randall, Sue Oliver, Emma Pearce, Anna Lane
Stage Crew – Ray Watts, Graham King, Jeff Bodycomb
Prompts – Maggie Baird, Shelley Peters
Percussion – Malcolm Ball
Lighting – Alan Hunt, Nicky Jones
Sound – Emma King, Annie Lee
Wardrobe – Margaret Ball, Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Set Design – Eric White, Sylvia Hogg
Set Builders – Ray Watts, Bill Brookes, Sylvia Hogg, Jeff Bodycomb, Barrie Richardson, Jessica Zimbalatti