The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre closes their 2016 / 17 season with the vibrant Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Shows run June 23-July 9. The theatre is located at 125½ West Main Street in Jonesborough.
It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands in preparation for invasions in the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a wealthy, sophisticated French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to employ as a scout to nearby Japanese held islands. Nellie Forbush, a U.S. Navy nurse, meets de Becque, and a romantic, though complicated, relationship is developed.
This remarkable show includes an outstanding musical score that features hits such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair,” and “There Is Nothing Like A Dame.” Add to that a talented cast and the breathtaking setting, and the drama of South Pacific unfolds. This show is the perfect patriotic musical for the Fourth of July holiday!
South Pacific is directed by Jennifer Ross, assisted by Tara White, and choreographed by Heather Allen. It is adapted from the novel, Tales of the South Pacific, by James A. Michener. Included in the cast are Lorrie Anderson as Nellie Forbush and Joe Gumina as Emile de Becque, The show is sponsored by Morning Star Farms, Denny Dentistry, and Sonia King and Mary B. Martin.
Shows are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There is a Monday show, July 3, at 7:30. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.