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441 Old Laurel Road - Georgetown, Delaware     /     Mailing Address: P O Box 96, Georgetown DE 19947     /     Office Phone: 302-856-3460
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Possum Point Players presents
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
SOUTH PACIFIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II and JOSHUA LOGAN
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel
"Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener
Directed by Jim Hartzell

Fridays APRIL 4 and APRIL 11 at 7:30p
Saturdays APRIL 5 and APRIL 12 at 7:30p
Sundays APRIL 6 and APRIL 13 at 2:00p

Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Road / Georgetown DE
About the Show...

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

Nellie Forbush, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile de Becque. 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, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. Songs, include "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy."

The production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto. The show has enjoyed many successful revivals and tours, spawning a 1958 film and television adaptations. The 2008 Broadway revival was a critical success, ran for 996 performances and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical Revival.
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THE CAST
(In Alphabetical Order)
Ens. Bessie Noonan...Julia Bloom
Bloody Mary...Leslie Boslet
Sgt. Morton Wise...Claudius Bowden
Lt. Buzz Adams...Greg Breitkreitz
Yeoman Herbert Quale...Daniel Carney
Luther Billis...Steven Dow
Henry...Pat Erhardt
Ens. Pamela Whitmore...Sherry Fraser
Captain George Brackett...Doug Friend
Emile de Becque...Steve Givens
Ens. Sue Yeager...Janice Jester
Commander William Harbison...Peter Jones
Lt. Joseph Cable...Matt King
Tom O'Brien...Mark Ladd
Ens. Louise Hart...Baleigh Lambert
Liat...Kori Lewandowski
Stewpot...Peyton Lynch
Professor...Mike Mahaffie
Jerome...Dillon Mangene
Ngana...Dory McCormick
Ens. Marsha Falk...Susan McCoy
Ens. Cora MacRae...Lindsey O'Day
Ens. Beth Howell...Tracey Passwaters
Lt. Marge Colbert...Chris Polo
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey...Josh Smith
Ens. Connie Walewska...Cassia Steck
Ens. Janet MacGregor...Cat Timko
Ens. Nellie Forbush...Abby Toomey
Ens. Lisa Minelli...Linda Williams
Ens. Dinah Murphy...Ashlie Workman


THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Director...Jim Hartzell
Assistant Director...Donna de Kuyper
Musical Director...Liz Messick
Choreographer...Autumn Schneider
Stage Manager...Michael Williams
SOUTH PACIFIC is presented by special arrangement with
R & H Theatricals. Our programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.