Produced by Cheri Deal
Directed by Cindy Eberhardt
Orchestra Directed by Doug Carter
Choreography by Rick Reed

Show Dates

November 10-11 & 16-18, 2023 at 8:00 PM


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

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.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel: “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener

Cast List

Nellie Forbush – Sharon Armstrong
Emile De Becque – Michael Searle
Lt. Joseph Cable – Mark Tomesek
Luther Billis – Craig Sneider
Bloody Mary – Marianne Bodi
Capt. George Brackett – Eric Collier
Cmdr. William Harbison – Fred Dauer
Liat – Danielle M. Vas
Ngana – Lindsey Denham
Jerome – Nick Scher
Stewpot – Brian Dauer
Professor – Galen Devriendt
Lt. Buzz Adams – Chris Ackerman
Nurses – Cheri Deal, Trisha Fleitz, Kathy Gerity, Jill Gregg, Joanie Kwiatkowski, Danielle Vas, Jenny Westrick
Seabees – Justin Adamson, Chris Ackerman, Dave Burkett, Brian Dauer, Gerald Dauer, Jake Galloway, Chad Mohler

Produced by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals
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