‘South Pacific’ to sail onto Reynolds Performance Hall

‘South Pacific’ to sail onto Reynolds Performance Hall stage

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will present the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical theater masterpiece, “South Pacific,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22.

Tickets start at $30 for adults and are $10 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased online at uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free at (866) 810-0012.

This new production of “South Pacific” by Big League Productions is based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Tales of the South Pacific” and features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, the production features dynamic multimedia video design by Jonathan Infante, with choreography by Bob Richard. Scenic design is by Randel Wright, with costume design consultation by John Beltre, lighting design by Charlie Morrison, sound design by Don Hanna, orchestrations by Matthew Lowy and casting by Alison Franck.

Maris McCulley (center) as Nellie Forbush and cast members of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”. Photo by Felix Rodriguez
TJ Lamando (left) as professor and Guy Noland as Luther Billis in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”. Photo by Felix Rodriguez

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples including a U.S. Navy nurse and French plantation owner, and a Navy airman and a young local native girl. This timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features beautifully-composed music woven into a world-cherished and inspirational story.

The beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” amidst big, Broadway performances.

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