Hit musical brought to stage

Right: Kaylene Hendricks as Liat in South Pacific.

Community theatre organisation G&S will stage Rodgers & Hammerstein’s hit musical, South Pacific, from Saturday July 20 to Saturday August 10, at the Artscape theatre. 

Each performance will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Alastair Cockburn.

The show, directed by Kyla Thorburn, will feature sets and costumes by acclaimed designer Michael Mitchell, who is known for his designs for Cape Town Opera.

The story of the musical revolves around American nurses and sailors stationed on an island in the South Pacific during World War II. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French expat, while Lieutenant Joseph Cable finds himself in a passionate relationship with Liat, a local islander. As the war against Japan escalates, both Nellie and Joseph have to confront their long-held racial prejudices to save their unconventional relationships.

South Pacific features well-known songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, There’s Nothing Like A Dame, Bali Hai and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.

Tickets cost from R140 to R290. Book through Computicket.