The musical “South Pacific,” directed by Matthew Winning, assistant professor of theater arts, will open on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in Culbertson Auditorium in Spencer Hall. This family-friendly comedy, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will run through Oct. 19.
Tickets began selling Oct. 1 and are available at the box office Monday through Friday from 1–5 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 620-278-4279. The box office will open at 7 p.m. on performance nights, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. All seating is reserved. Adult ticket prices are $8 in advance or $10 at the box office on performance nights. Tickets are $5 for children, students and senior citizens.
“South Pacific” was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific,” written by James A. Michener in 1947. “South Pacific” tells two love stories: the story of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Beque, and the story of Lieutenant Joe Cable and Liat, a Tonkinese girl. Through following both love stories, “South Pacific” explores the idea of racial prejudice as each character struggles with loving across cultures.
The cast of “South Pacific” includes Chloe Vierra of Lyons, Kan., as Nellie Forbush; Taylor Fair of Sterling, Kan., as Emile de Beque; Jordan Himes of Eureka, Kan., as Liat; Carlton Ryker of Wichita, Kan., as Lt. Joe Cable; Raven Taylor of Wichita, Kan., as Bloody Mary; Chelsey Moore o