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

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

Cast
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
 
Orchestra
Violins - Carla Incovina
Linda Abbott
Cello - Karla Bartholomy
Bass - Cristy Mechel
Trumpets - Dennis Wilson
Ron Smith
Trombone - Larry Twitchell
Woodwinds - Thom Calkins
Flute - Lisa Harmon
Piano - Carol Coates
Percussion - Don Gerschultz
 
Production Team
Set Design - Paul Slovak
Set Construction - Paul Slovak
Susan Slovak
Chuck Karrick
Kay Karrick
Bob Stucker
Stage Manager - Chuck Karrick
Assistant Stage Manager - Kay Karrick
Rehearsal Assistant - Darlene Denham
Lights - Marty Limmer
Tamara Limmer
Lisa Fox
LuAnn McKinley
Sound - Glen Hamilton
Ian McKinley
Costumes - Darin Hostettler
Cheri Deal
Props - Patti Kasper
Kay Karrick
Stage Crew - Becky Buehrer
Chris Dauer
Darlene Denham
Patti Kasper
Chu Karrickck
Kay Karrick
Pete Shafer
Paul Slovak
Make-up - JoAnn Mickelson
Doris Lafferty
Darin Hostettler
Dinah Henderson
Ann Porter
Sara Monhollen
Publicity - Jane Schnell
House Manager - Shirley Hamilton
Program - Glen Hamilton
Tickets - Vern Overholt
Concessions - Dinah Henderson
The Choraliers

Performances
Fassett Auditorium
3025 Starr Avenue
Oregon, OH 43616

Show Dates
November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 1995
Curtain Time 8:00 P.M.


Produced by special arrangement with
R&H Theatricals
1065 Avenue of Americas, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10018
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