South Pacific

Apr. 19-21, 26-28, & May 3-5, 2024

Music by Richard Rogers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Penny Cullers

On a South Pacific island during World War II, Ensign Nellie Forbush, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque. When Nellie learns that the mother of Emile's children was an island native, she refuses Emile's proposal of marriage, unable to overcome the prejudices with which she was raised. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable falls in love with a Tonkinese girl named Liat, but he, too, denies himself a future due to the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile accompanies Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie chooses to embrace a future with Emile and his children, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

Reserved Seating
Single Tickets on Sale Dec. 1
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Ticket Pricing

Military Student / Child
All Seating $22 $17 $13

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February 18 & 19, 2024,  7-9 PM
Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

SOUTH PACIFIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.