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South Pacific
by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Maggie Allman
Blakeman Brophy
Sal Buscema
Katharine Chapple
Barbara Cobb-Jepperson
Jim Cullum
Paul Danaceau
John DeCore
Rob Duncan
David Elvove
Roger M. Firestone
John Fleury
Colette Fox
Maggie Geuting
Pat Gibson
Lanier Glavin
Karen Gregory
Randall Jones
Jackie Loken
Jo Longnecker
Bruce Marson
John Craig Parkhurst
Jamie Sinks
David Sterner
Viva Sterner
Bill Tedesco
Sidney T. Yee
Sylvia Zwi

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Alden Theatre Feb 24, 1995 - Mar 11, 1995
Producer: Susan Kahn
Director: Hans Bachmann
Music Director: J.N. Wickert
Choreographer: Kim Thornley
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals   --   (CAST)

Generally considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, and a number of its songs, such as Bali Ha'i, Younger than Springtime, and Some Enchanted Evening, have become worldwide standards. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The play is based on two short stories by James A. Michener from his book Tales of the South Pacific, which itself was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948.

The original cast starred Mary Martin as the heroine Nellie Forbush and opera star Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque, the French plantation owner. Also in the cast were Juanita Hall, Myron McCormick, Betta St. John, and William Tabbert. Although De Becque and Forbush were already fully developed characters in Michener's stories, at some point during the creation of South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein came to have both Pinza and Martin specifically in mind as playing these two roles. Pinza was a well-known opera basso and Martin was, with Ethel Merman, perhaps the leading Broadway musical comedienne of the era. The subsequent music, and its presentation within the show, was therefore tailored for the voices of Pinza and Martin.

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