Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC

Rodgers & Hammerstein romantic musical classic set in an island paradise during World War II


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. Directed by Jerry Elison. Music Direction by Kathryn Laycock Little. Choreography by Kristen Bradley.



Thursday, August 11 - If you or someone you know needs sign language interpretation, please purchase general admission tickets and then email [email protected] with the number in your party so we can arrange for reserved chair seating near the stage.


In most cases, events will not be declared a “rainout” before showtime. A rainy day can turn into a beautiful evening and most shows continue regardless of cold, wind or rain. Come prepared for the weather, or plan to attend on another evening! If the show is declared an official rainout by SCERA management prior to intermission, rainchecks will be given for one of the remaining nights.

Check out publicity photos for the show! Click on any image to see it larger.  All photos by Mark A. Philbrick. Costume Design by Kelsey Seaver & Deborah Bowman. Starring Rex Kocherhans as Emile de Becque; Shannon Eden as Nellie Forbush; Jennifer Hooper as Bloody Mary; and Tyson Wright as Luther Billis.



Playbill for SOUTH PACIFIC

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