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
JUNE 15 - JULY 3 | MAIN STAGE
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
Ensign Nellie Forbush:
Emile De Becque:
Liat: Kiyo Takami
Bloody Mary's Assistant:
Bloody Mary's Assistant:
Yeoman Herbert Quale:
Lt. Joseph Cable:
Bali Hai Girl/Nurse:
Marine, Shore Patrolman:
Direction & Design
|South Pacific is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnhtheatricals.com
* 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."