Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.
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|Dr. Angela Batey||Music Director||Edmund Bolt||Staged and Directed||Tami Newsom||Primary Accompanist||Amanda Roberts||Choreographer|
|Erika Baldonado||Liat||Trenton Berry||Cpl. Hamilton Steeves, USMC||Susan Bolt||Bloody Mary||Gloria Borum||Ensign Sue Yaeger||William Brimer||Lt. Joseph Cable||A.C. Cabrera||Richard West, seabee||Roxanne Cabrera||Ensign Janet MacGregor||Erin Carter||Ensign Dinah Murphy||Cody Galyon||Professor||Mariana Garciagodoy||Ensign Maria Lynne||Michael Hines||Yeoman Herbert Quale||Matt Huckaba||Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, USMC||Kayne Johnson||Tom O'Brien, sailor||Diane Keefe||Ensign Pamela Whitmore||Cara Kitchens||Lead Nurse Lt. Genevieve Marshall||Nathaniel Allen Korniyenko||Jerome||Madeline Mancebo||Ensign Bessie Noonan||John Maples||Emile de Becque||Phillip Marlowe||Morton Wise, seabee||Laura McFee-Adams||Ensign Cora MacRae||Tyler Padgett||Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey||Matt Parks||Lt. Buzz Adams||Michael Hines||Shore Patrolman||John Pevey||Sailor||Nancy Pevey||Ensign Pearl Randle||Ron Pevey||Capt. George Bracket||Kris Phillips||Henry||David Raulston||Cmdr. William Harbison||Andrew Reddick||James Hayes, sailor||Jim Richardson||Luther Billis||Marissa Stiles||Ensign Marta Smith||Deanna Surber||Ensign Nellie Forbush||Jimmy Tucker||Stewpot||Robyn VanLeigh||Ensign Connie Walewska||Kimmie Wise||Ngana||Dzmitry Yuran||Staff Sgt. Thomas Hassinger, USMC|
|Erika Baldonado||Publicity||Sandra Herrera||Wigs||Carol Idol||Set and Properties||John Maples||Set and Properties||Phillip Marlowe||Publicity||Sarah Pevey Miracle||Set and Properties||Stacey Murray||Set and Properties||David Raulston||Costumes||Melony Dodson||Accompanist||Hunter Deacon||Percussionist||Daniel Shifflett||Bass|