The smash hit production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific will soon sail into Perth for a strictly limited season!
After the critical and box office success of the breathtaking and lavish Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific in 2012, an extended season will see it continue its Australian tour, playing from coast-to-coast.
This marks Opera Australia’s first season for Perth for 23 years, bringing a Perth native – Lisa McCune – for its long awaited return!
"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 will play the role of Bloody Mary, following her highly successful appearances in the recent Brisbane season
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.
|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||Stephen Gray|
|Nellie Forbush||Lisa McCune|
|Emile De Becque||Teddy Tahu Rhodes|
|Bloody Mary||Christine Anu|
|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
"One of the most thrilling theatrical nights in memory."
"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”
"South Pacific will sweep you off your feet"
"Explodes with life, colour, and detail that is simply unparalleled"