Tony Award Winner for Best Musical

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

Directed by Dennis Razze


Opening PSF's 20th anniversary season is Rodgers and Hammerstein's thrilling musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by James Michener. A young U.S. Navy nurse falls in love with an island plantation owner during World War II. The incredibly romantic score includes "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." Winner of seven 2008 Tony Awards, South Pacific is appropriate for the entire family.

Sponsor: Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

Co-Sponsors: Dr. & Mrs. Frank J. Szarko

Director Sponsors: Linda Lapos & Paul Wirth

Meet the Artists




The Cast
(Listed in order of Appearance.)

Terrence Clowe*

Ensign Nellie Forbush:
Marnie Schulenburg*

Emile De Becque:
William Michals*

Bloody Mary:
Amy Jo Phillips*

James Stabp

Bloody Mary's Assistant:
Betina Dalope

Bloody Mary's Assistant:
Gabby Dalope

Luther Billis:
Anthony Lawton*

David Garry*

Jacob R. Dresch

Yeoman Herbert Quale:
Daniel Bontempo

Lead Nurse:
Rachel Sommons

Lt. Joseph Cable:
Spencer Plachy*

Cmdr.William Harbison:
David Jack

Capt.George Brackett:
Dave Scheffler

Bali Hai Girl/Nurse:
Rhianna Radick

Dinah Murphy:
Lauren Cupples

Janet McGregor:
Kaitlyn Jane Kurowski

Bob McCaffrey:
Matt Kleckner

Lt.Buzz Adams:
Keith Hines Jr.*

Marine, Shore Patrolman:
Jeffrey Mindock

Direction & Design

Dennis Razze

Stephen Casey

Musical Director/Conductor
Nathan Diehl

Scenic Designer
Will Neuert

Lighting Designer
Eric Haugen

Costume Designer
Sam Fleming

Sound Designer
Matthew Given

Stage Manager
Robin Grady*

Director Sponsors
Linda Lapos & Paul Wirth

South Pacific is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals:

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The Morning Call:

…"Truly an enchanted evening… Razze has set impossibly high standards for the rest of the season!"

"(William) Michals has a gorgeous, powerful voice."

"Schulenburg is a sheer delight."


The Philadelphia Inquirer:

"Michals' roof-raising bass-baritone swells … in such lovestruck classics as 'Some Enchanted Evening.'"

"This production provides many delights… well worth the ride out to Allentown and off to Bali Ha'i."

Lehigh Valley Press

"…A towering triumph."

"Schulenburg is an exuberant and charming sprite.. a perfect counterbalance to Michals' rock-solid turn."

"(Anthony) Lawton … turns 'There Is Nothin' Like A Dame' into a bravura performance."

"Amy Jo Phillips as Bloody Mary creates the storyline's exotic locale with a mysterious and mesmerizing 'Bali Ha'i.' If words and music can transport an audience, this one does."

The Reading Eagle

As Emile, William Michals acts with conviction and sings to perfection. His renditions of 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'This Nearly Was Mine' bring the performance to dazzling emotional heights."

As Nellie, Marnie Schulenburg is downright terrific… she is the whole package. She conveys an authentic sweetness that proves irresistible. We understand at once why Emile falls for her. He craves the joy she naturally radiates.

"Anthony Lawton is a great Luther Billis."

"These actors are truly remarkable, with beautiful voices and compelling moments that can carry one toward the hypnotic glow of a tropical sunset."