“South Pacific” at Y-PAC

“South Pacific”
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Joshua Logan
Based on a Novel by James A. Michener

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.

Performed by Y-PAC
At Besserman-Weiss Theater
Performances ran
Saturday, December 8, 2001 thru Sunday, December 16, 2001
Capt. Brackett.... Michael Cohen
Cmdr. Harbison.... Michael Waxman
Emile Debecque.... Jack Boice
Ensign Nellie Forbush.... Lindsay Mack
Jerome.... Toni Braun
Lt. Joseph Cable.... George Adamo Has Bio Has photo
Luther Billis.... Jared Davis
Ngana.... Dara Kometz
Professor.... Greg Specht
Bloody Mary (Some Performances).... Nadia Endara
Bloody Mary (Some Performances).... Carol Feiger
Liat.... Caroline Valilla
Liat.... Corey Zaloom
Sailor.... Carl Maeuser
Sailor.... Aaron Tazlitz
Sailor.... Brandon Trujillo
Nurse.... Debbie Chennault
Nurse.... Kerrie Childers
Nurse.... Kaitlyn Dinzes
Nurse.... Cassandra Dinzes
Nurse.... Kristen Hariton
Nurse.... Stephanie Levit
Nurse.... Julie Maeuser
Nurse.... Marykate Torley
Nurse.... Cassandra Trujillo
Nurse.... Andrea Waxman
Nurse.... Britt Wolf
Directed by Carol Berman
Choreography by Ginny Tsenebis
Produced by Jessica Moskin
Musical Direction by Jeffrey S. Berger

Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.