Fri, February 9, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
February 9 – 25, 2018
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
Directed by Jim Coleman
Music Direction by Nancy Hayashibara
Choreography by Joseph Favalora
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific melds themes of romance, duty and prejudice to create a classic story that still rings true today. Set on a tropical island in the South Pacific during WWII, this heartbreaking, thought-provoking musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas who finds herself in love with Emile, a French plantation owner, and U.S. Lieutenant Cable who falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their romantic feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Features unforgettable songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, Gonna Wash That Man, Bali Hai and many more.
To purchase tickets please contact the box office Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm at 707-588-3400.
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane