Coming May 2020
To celebrate South Coast Choral and Arts Society's 70 Anniversary, we will be performing the concert version of the much loved musical SOUTH PACIFIC.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.
Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was and island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage.
Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfilment of a future with an innocent Tokinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie.
When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realises that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her own prejudices.
This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit concert of SOUTH PACIFIC in 2006.
This production will a concert version with Cast in costumes, Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble (part of orchestra) in formal wear.
Director: JJ Geelen
Musical Director: Guy Mansbridge
Assistant Musical Director: Shirley Will
Vocal Director: Deana Constable
Choreographer: Sally Grooby
Assistant Director: Julie Kelly
More details available soon.