South Pacific

Academy of Music
Broad St & Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The natioanl tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher, makes its Philadelphia debut! Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, the show has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. 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 a 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."

Visit the South Pacific website:

http://kimmelcenter.org/broadway|www.SouthPacificOnTour.com