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South Pacific at Renaissance Theatre

Dates: (10/4/2024 - 10/13/2024 )


Renaissance Theatre

138 Park Avenue West Mansfield, OH 44902

Phone: 419-522-2726

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South Pacific is a timeless musical masterpiece that transports audiences to the picturesque islands of the South Pacific during World War II. Set against the backdrop of the conflict, the story revolves around two parallel romantic tales that unfold amidst the challenges of war and cultural differences.

The musical follows the journey of Nellie Forbush, a spirited young nurse from Arkansas, who falls in love with Emile de Becque, a French plantation owner with a mysterious past. Their romance blossoms amidst the beauty of the tropical paradise, but faces opposition from societal norms and personal prejudices.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Joseph Cable, a Marine officer, finds himself captivated by the enchanting Liat, a native islander. However, their love encounters obstacles due to racial tensions and the complexities of war.

As the characters navigate love, duty, and prejudice, the musical explores themes of tolerance, acceptance, and the human capacity for change. With its unforgettable score featuring classic songs such as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," South Pacific continues to captivate audiences with its powerful storytelling and timeless melodies.


Directed by Ryan Shealy
Musical Direction by Jacob Poiner

Tony Awards and Nominations for South Pacific

Year Category
1950 Best Musical Winner

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Renaissance Theatre is at 138 Park Avenue West Mansfield, OH 44902, Mansfield, OH.


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