Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is now playing a strictly limited return season at the Sydney Opera House.
"A formidable cast of both new and returning stars bring this work to life”
Directed by Bartlett Sher, this ground-breaking production swept the 2008 Tony Awards® and played to sold-out houses on Broadway and the West End for two and a half years.
The first Sydney season last winter, became the highest selling show ever performed at the Sydney Opera House.
Sensational performer Christine Anu plays Bloody Mary, following her highly successful appearances in the recent Brisbane season.
Popular TV personality Gyton Grantley, (House Husbands, Underbelly) appears for the first time in Sydney as Luther Billis.
A cast of 40 and a 26-piece orchestra play showstoppers like 'Some Enchanted Evening', 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair', 'Bali Ha’i' and 'There is Nothin’ Like a Dame'.
"10/10 - The best musical of the year"
- Sun Herald
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
Original Stage Production directed by Joshua Logan
This production of South Pacific is based on the Lincoln Center Theater production, first performed in New York on 1 March 2008.
The production is presented by kind arrangement with Bob Boyett.
Road closures and traffic disruptions on Saturday 5 October
The International Fleet Review will be held in Sydney from 3 - 11 October 2013 and will commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney. Festivities are expected to draw large crowds daily. On Saturday 5 October 2013 , major events are planned with road closures similar to New Year's Eve in effect. For detailed information about road closures please see here.
|Musical Staging||Christopher Gattelli|
|Set Designer||Michael Yeargan|
|Costume Designer||Catherine Zuber|
|Lighting Designer||Donald Holder|
|Sound Designer||Scott Lehrer|
|Musical Supervisor||Ted Sperling|
|Orchestrations||Robert Russell Bennett|
|Dance & Incidental Music Arrangements||Trude Rittmann|
|Associate Director||Neil Rutherford|
|Musical Director||Vanessa Scammell|
|Associate Musical Director||Stephen Gray|
|Nellie Forbush||Lisa McCune|
|Emile De Becque||Teddy Tahu Rhodes|
|Bloody Mary||Christine Anu|
|Luther Billis||Gyton Grantley|
|Lieutenant Cable||Blake Bowden|
|Captain Bracket||Bart John|
|Commander Harbison||Jeremy Stanford|
|Lyrics||Oscar Hammerstein II|
|Book||Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan|
Running time: Approximately three hours with one twenty-minute interval.
Performed in English
"A magical evening"
(Four and a half stars)
“Lisa McCune is among the most impressive theatrical presences on the stage”
“Rhodes is sensational, his beautiful bass-baritone so rich and powerful”
“This is one of the best shows in the history of musical theatre, and it’s being created every night by the best of the best in the Australian scene”
“A formidable cast of both new and returning stars bring this work to life”
"One of the most thrilling theatrical nights in memory."
"South Pacific will sweep you off your feet"
"Explodes with life, colour, and detail that is simply unparalleled"