South Pacific

Director George Costa
Musical Director Richard Nelson
Choreographer K.T. Schwarz
Lighting Designer Tom Trafton
Rehearsal Secretary Tina Phillips
Joe Cable Steve Schneickert
Liat Julie Inez
Nellie Forbush Ruth E. Mullins
Emile de Becque Ted Sanchez
Luther Billis Dennis Charvez
Bloody Mary Patricia Kennedy
De Becque’s daughter Erica Rizzi
De Becque’s son Simon Pintello
Captain George “Iron Belly” Brackett Tony Tomaro
Commander William Harbison Phil Skiver
Professor Fred Schwarz
Stewpot Rod Pintello
Bud Adams Jim Calbreath
McCaffrey Tom Hepner
Larsen Jim Hernandez

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

South Pacific

Above Photos by Eugene’s Salon of Photography