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MAGA STAGE TUBE: Laura Michelle Kelly & Ben Davis Talk SOUTH PACIFIC at the MUNY

The Muny is currently presenting the fourth show of its fantastic 95th Season, South Pacific, directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. South Pacific is sponsored by Emerson. Laura Michelle Kelly stars as Ensign Nellie Forbush, with Ben Davis co-starring as Emile de Becque. Joining them will be Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary, Josh Young as Lt. Joseph Cable, Sumie Maeda as Liat, Tally Sessions as Luther Billis, James Anthony as Capt. George Brackett, Michael James Reed as Cdr. William Harbison, Caitlin Chau as Ngana, andSpencer Jones as Jerome. Below, meet the show's leads- Kelly and Davis!

South Pacific remains one of Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein's (lyricist) most eloquent dramas and deeply felt musical romances. It features a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The masterful and lyrical love story between Army nurse Nellie Forbush and the mysterious French planter, Emile de Becque, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and its most recent revival swept the 2008 Tony Awards.

The Muny production features scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by John Lasiter, video design by Nathan Scheuer, and costume design by Tracy Christensen. Brad Haak serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Bonnie Panson.

For information on becoming a Muny Partner, visit www.muny.org or call (314) 361-1900.

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