Licklog Players will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prizewinning musical “South Pacific,” directed by Nancy Davis with musical direction by Paul Dyer, July 28-31 and Aug. 4- 7, at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Beth Coffey) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Cameron LeJeune) and Navy Airman Joe Cable (Sam Lusty and Will Skelton) and a young local native girl Liat (newcomer Hannah Adam) – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.
“The genius of “South Pacific” is this: it turns out to be a musical which was both deeply rooted in its time and feels timeless today,” wrote Ted Chaplin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, on the 50th anniversary of the musical. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score’s songs include such classics as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There Is Nothing Like A Dame,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “A Wonderful Guy.”
Tickets go on sale July 18th. General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Peacock Playhouse box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour prior to the performance. For more information call (828)389-8632 or visit us at www.licklogplayers.org.