South Pacific

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1245 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Lincoln Center Theater's triumphant reinvigoration of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific comes to The Buell Theatre stage. South Pacific swept the 2008 Tony Awards, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. This breathtaking new production has created a sold-out sensation on Broadway, lauded by the critics as "Simply wonderful…Beguiling theatrical magic" (New York Post), "ravishing and overwhelming" (Variety) and "rapturous and revelatory" (The New York Times). Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples - US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque, and Navy Airman Joe Cable and young local native girl Liat - and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score's songs include such classics as "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like A Dame," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "A Wonderful Guy."

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