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South Pacific

Rodgers & Hammerstein

South Pacific

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
- Limelight


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.

Acclaimed opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Australia’s best loved and four time Gold Logie award-winning actress Lisa McCune will head the stellar cast as Emile de Beque and Nellie Forebush.

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.

Director Bartlett Sher
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
Stewpot Andrew Hondromatidis
Professor Rowan Witt
Liat Celina Yuen
   
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Book Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Perth Symphony Orchestra

 


Running time: Approximately three hours with one twenty-minute interval.

Performed in English

"One of the most thrilling theatrical nights in memory."

Limelight

"A magical evening"

Sunday Telegraph
(Four and a half stars)

“Lisa McCune is among the most impressive theatrical presences on the stage”

SMH

“Rhodes is sensational, his beautiful bass-baritone so rich and powerful”

Sunday Telegraph

“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”

Aussie Theatre

“A formidable cast of both new and returning stars bring this work to life”

Limelight

"South Pacific will sweep you off your feet"

Courier Mail

"Explodes with life, colour, and detail that is simply unparalleled"

Aussie Theatre