Pierre Players Presents:
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
July 25, 26, 27*, 2014 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
July 31, August 1, 2, 3*, 2014 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun*)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: July 21, 2014
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2:00 p.m.
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Pierre Players is offering past and current military members a reduced ticket price of $10 to see South Pacific to thank them for their service.
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. 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. www.rnh.com
"South Pacific" won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto, and it is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Its return to Broadway in 2008 was a strong success, winning seven Tonys including Best Musical Revival.
SOUTH PACIFIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
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