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Synopsis

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.

 

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel

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Staff
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Producer Penny Lockhart
Director Russ Hendrickson
Musical Director Fay Pettner
Choreographer Sandra Mascovich
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Cast
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Lt. Joseph Cable Mike Perry
Liat Helen Huang
Nellie Forbush Jane-David McIntosh
Emile de Becque David White
Luther Billis Gary Caswell
Bloody Mary Maureen Imagawa
De Becque’s daughter, Ngana Toama Bradu
De Becque’s son, Jerome Steven Hoshida
Captain George Brackett Dick DeBolt
Commander William Harbison Russ Brawn
Lt. Buzz Adams Steve Filice
Professor Peter mandel
Stewpot Matthew Tidwell
Herbert Quale Don O’Neil
McCaffrey Dan Walters
Shore Patrolman Artie Hemphill
Henry Kai Lai
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