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South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Directed by Veda Rogers

November 30, December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 1973

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Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales Of The South Pacific" by James Michener. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

Produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein Libary.

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NganaCarla Behrhorst
JennyJennifer Hayes
HenryRandy Miller
Ensign Nellie ForbushRita Conners
Emile deBecqueBob Conners
Bloddy MaryEleanor Richardson
AbnerBrian Biggs
StewpotDon Gibson
Luther BillisNorman Albright
ProfessorKen Brown
Lt. Joe CableTom Herlocker
Capt. BrackettKent Collinson
Cmdr HarbisonDan Freeman
Yeoman QualeDave Yearout
Sgt. JohnsonLucien Barbour
Seabee WestBill Barger
Seabee WiseNed Graham
Seaman O'BrianWayne Cherveny
Radioman McCaffreyEugene Shields
Cpl. SteevesTom Nahnsen
Sgt. HassingerLucien Barbour
Pte. JeromeNed Graham
Pte. LarsenBrian Biggs
Sgt. WatersDon Gibson
Lt. MarshallBecky Corby
Engign ManelliMisty Maynard
Ensign WalewskaDorothy Dobbs
Ensign McGregorJudy Barbour
Ensign NoonanDonna Buffalino
Ensign WhitmoreTricia Yearout
Ensign AdamsPam Fox
Ensign YeagerLaurel Hubbard
Ensign PittJenny Taylor
Ensign MurphyRobin Diek
LiatSusan McGuire
MarcelTom Nahnsen
Lt. Buzz AdamsDave Yearout
DancersJulia Albright, Lori Alexander, Pam Nahnsen, Diane Ramsey, Stephanie Ratliff, Ann Richardson, Beth Richardson, Carol Wright
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ViolinRandy Bradley, Madeline Magnusson, Terry Rhodes
ViolaHelen Green
BassDanny Thomas
FluteNancy Gilger
PercussionJeff Glenn
OboeGeorge McNeish
ClarinetJ.J. Banks, Diana May
SaxophoneLisa Hittle
TrumpetChris Blythe
TromboneStan Reimer
OrganMary Lou Martin
Bloody Mary /Cable Nurses

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DirectorVeda Rogers
Production ManagerClaire Graham
Rehearsal AccompanistLouise Albright
Set DesignMatilyn Albright
SetsNorma Miller, Louise Albright, Norman Albright, Wayne Cherveny, Wendy Freeman, Ned Graham, Tom and Carol Nahnsen, Eleanor Richardson, Bruce Rogers, Ralph Russell
CostumesEsther Biggs*, Jean Fox, Opal Johnson, Gladys St. Peter
PropertiesGennie Thomas*, Margaret Archer, Ann Davies, Marilyn Denny, Nancy Priest, Jody Streck, Norma Bossi, Jane Cherveny, Tom Bossi, Gil Gentry, Don Wilson
Stage ManagerBetty Wilson
LightingJerry Starks, Dick Davies
PublicityMarilyn Taylor*, Jenny Hauber, Wendy Freeman, Peggy Kindt, Jody Streck
Make-UpEdie File, Verna Fell, Jane Lamb
ConcessionsGeorge McNeish*
House ManagersWorrall Clift*
Programsdon Wilson

*Donotes Chairperson

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