Marcelo Guzzo Opens in SOUTH PACIFIC at Boston Opera House
NETworks Presentations presents a new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, which launches its national tour at the Boston Opera House for one week only, today through October 2, 2011. Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC is part of the Lexus Boston Area Dealers Broadway In Boston Series.
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The National Touring Company of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC will be led by Marcelo Guzzo (Emile de Becque) and Katie Reid (Nellie Forbush), with Abington, Massachusetts native Shane Donovan (Lt. Cable), Christian Marriner (Luther Billis), Cathy Foy-Mahi (Bloody Mary), Robert John Biedermann (Capt. Brackett), James Bould (Cmdr. Harbison), Hsin-Yu Liao (Liat), Jake Bridges (Professor), Erik Cheski (Stewpot), Judae'a Brown (Ngana) and Cole Bullock (Jerome).
The ensemble will include Hannah Isabel Baustista, Samantha Berman, James Erickson, Jay Frisby, Tripp Hampton, Sheldon Henry, Andrew Mauney, Ben Mayne, Royce Mcintosh, Jessica Naimy, Ariel Padilla, Matt Patrick, Laura Pavles, Alex Pepper, Rachel Rhodes-Devey, Angela Travino and Michael Walker.
This breathtaking new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC is based on the 2008 Tony Award® winning Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher. Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.
The creative team for this new production includes direction by Sarna Lapine, based on Bartlett Sher's Tony Award®-winning direction and musical staging by Joe Langworth, adapting the work of Christopher Gattelli. Michael Yeargan's (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®) sets have been adapted by Mikiko Suzuki Macadams, who also designed additional sets, costumes are by Catherine Zuber (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®), assisted by David Newell, with hair and makeup design by Gerry Alterburg. Donald Holder's (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®) lighting design has been adapted by Karen Spahn and Scott Lehrer's (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®) sound design has been adapted by Drew Levy. The music supervisor is Ted Sperling with Richard Dunn II serving as the music director.
Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples -- US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl Liat -- and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score's songs include such classics as "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like A Dame," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "A Wonderful Guy."
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