South Pacific

November 7 – 22, 2015
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA

The classic musical set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII.  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Featuring such Broadway musical classics including “Younger Than Springtime,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”

Creative Team

Director and ChoreographerJoy Sherratt
Music DirectorRachel Robinson
Music byRichard Rodgers
Lyrics byOscar Hammerstein II
Book byOscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan


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Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre