Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens This Enchanted Evening at Theatre Memphis

South Pacific sails onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage June 2 - 25, 2017. This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical follows a nurse stationed on an island during World War II who is in love with a French expatriate plantation owner. She struggles accepting his mixed-raced children and, along with another romance between a U.S. Lieutenant and a young island native, issues of racial prejudice and gender roles are candidly explored. Filled with memorable songs such as "Some Enchanted Evening", "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Bali Ha'i", to name a few.

"Addressing issues of prejudice, race, and acceptance, this classic piece of musical theater is more relevant than ever", declares director Jordan Nichols. "The love story is universal and is the real appeal to the audience ..., " he continues, "... along with some of the most memorable show tunes of all time. Audiences will be moved to laughter and tears as they follow the struggles of war and finding love in the most unlikely of places." Supporting Nichols are Gary Beard as Music Director and Travis Bradley as Choreographer. The show stars Amy P. Nabors as Nellie Forbush and Kent Fleshman as Emile de Becque.

Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch exudes pride with this production. "I can't believe that in the almost 100 years of Theatre Memphis' history we have never produced South Pacific," Litch says. "It is about time that we brought this classic to our patrons with the level of artistic excellence that we are able to give it. I promise that if you come to see it that it will be one enchanted evening."

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Noby Edwards portrays the island icon known as Bloody Mary and is surrounded by World War II sailors in the Theatre Memphis production of South Pacific, June 2 - 25, 2017, on the Lohrey Stage. Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens This Enchanted Evening at Theatre Memphis
Megan Chang and Bradley Karel are star-crossed lovers Liat and Lt. Josh Cable in the Theatre Memphis production of South Pacific, June 2 - 25, 2017, on the Lohrey Stage. Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens This Enchanted Evening at Theatre Memphis
Kent Fleshman and Amy P. Nabors lead the cast as Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush in the Theatre Memphis production of South Pacific, June 2 - 25, 2017, on the Lohrey Stage. Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens This Enchanted Evening at Theatre Memphis
Oliver Pierce and Amy P. Nabors perform as Luther Billis and Nellie Forbush in the Theatre Memphis production of South Pacific, June 2 - 25, 2017, on the Lohrey Stage. Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens This Enchanted Evening at Theatre Memphis
Oliver Pierce as Luther Billis is surrounded by his love-starved crew mates in the Theatre Memphis production of South Pacific, June 2 - 25, 2017, on the Lohrey Stage.

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