Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC At Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its third production this season, Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, South Pacific. The show runs August 7 through August 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
The original Broadway production of South Pacific ran for 1,925 performances and won 10 Tony Awards, with the film adaptation winning 3 Academy Awards.
The cast of South Pacific will feature Sarah Ellis (FLMTF: Ghost: The Musical, Nat'l Tour: A Gentleman's Guide...) as Nellie Forbush and Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific, Tarzan, Mamma Mia!, FLMTF: Les Miz, Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street) as Emile de Becque. Bloody Mary will be played by Melody Butiu (Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Public Theatre / Seattle Rep: Here Lies Love), with Michael Deni (Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl) as Lt. Joseph Cable and Todd Thurston (Broadway: Ragtime, Nat'l Tour: La Cage aux Folles, Little House on the Prairie) as Capt. Brackett. Reed Campbell (Nat'l Tour: Nice Work if You Can Get It) will play Luther Billis, with Travis Mitchell (Nat'l Tour: Catch Me If You Can) as Cmdr. Harbison, Rachel Wong (Int'l Tour: The Illusionists) as Liat, Jake Mills (FLMTF: Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn, Parade) as Adams, and Kyle Caress (FLMTF: Grand Hotel) as Henri. The South Pacific ensemble will feature: Jared Alexander, Stephen Allen, Jodi Bluestein, Matthew Curiano, Jodie Ann Evans, Tara Feeley, Evan Woods Gunter, Alexandria Irejio, Jeanette Minson, Nathan Richardson, Jacob Roberts-Miller, Benjamin Toomer, Joseph Valle-Hoag, and Christine Zavakos.
This year marks the company's 61st season which also includes upcoming productions of Working, a Musical (September 4 - 21), and Loch Ness, a New Musical (September 28 - October 13).
Photo Credit; Ron Heerkins, Jr./GFMedia
Sarah Ellis and Cast
Kyle Caress, Alexandria Irejio
The Cast of SOUTH PACIFIC
Todd Thurston, Michael Deni
Red Campbell, Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis and Cast
Melody Butiu, Michael Deni
Melody Butiu and the Cast of South Pacific