Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018.
In South Pacific, love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in a sweeping tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this timeless classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of My Hair" and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame."
Emile will be played by Mike McGowan (Broadway: The Book of Mormon, The Producers, The Apple Tree, Ragtime, Grease, Priscilla); Becky Gulsvig (Broadway: School of Rock, Legally Blonde) as Nellie; Tim Rogan (National Tours: Camelot, Beauty and the Beast) as Lt. Cable; Shea Renne (Broadway: Allegiance) as Liat; Michael Thomas Holmes (Broadway: Oklahoma!; National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers) as Luther Billis; Curt Denham (South Pacific) as Capt. George Brackett; Michael Stiggers (Broadway & National Tour: Beautiful) as Henry; Oren Korenblum (Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man) as Stewpot; Dean Cestari (Mamma Mia, Rocky Horror) as Professor; Cliff Blake (To Kill a Mockingbird, Guys and Dolls) as Cmdr. William Harbison; John Donovan Wilson (South Pacific, Bonnie and Clyde) as Lt. Buzz Adams; and Yvonne Strumecki (National Tours: South Pacific, Man of La Mancha, and Saturday Night Fever) as Bloody Mary.
Cape Playhouse Artistic Director Michael Rader (A Christmas Story; Gypsy, starring Julia Murney; Cirque du Soleil) directs the final musical of the Playhouse season, joined by music director Garrett Taylor, choreographer Joyce Chittick, set designer David Arsenault, costume designer Gail Baldoni, and lighting designer Travis McHale. Casting Director for the 2018 season is Geoff Josselson, CSA.
Rodgers & Hammerstein is the organization founded in 1944 by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to protect and license their theatrical works. R&H own the rights to the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and The Sound Of Music. With offices in New York City and London, the theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, represents the stage performance rights to over 150 musicals by more than 200 writers. Collectively these include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart (Babes in Arms, Pal Joey), Kern & Hammerstein (Show Boat), Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera, One Touch of Venus), Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, The Light in the Piazza), as well as the incomparable, Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas). R&H Theatricals is home to works from Broadway (Sophisticated Ladies, Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights, and First Date), Off-Broadway (Carrie The Musical, Ordinary Days, Altar Boyz, Giant, 21 Chump Street), perennials such as Once Upon A Mattress, Big River and Footloose, a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) collection which includes Garfield The Musical With Cattitude and Mad Libs Live!, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway - Smokey Joe's Cafe - and Off-Broadway - I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Rodgers & Hammerstein is an Imagem company: www.rnh.com.
Playing August 7-18, performances are Monday through Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm and Saturdays at 4:00 pm.
Photo credit: Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots
Michael Thomas Holmes and the cast of South Pacific
Becky Gulsvig and the cast of South Pacific
Oren Korenblum and the cast of South Pacific