South Pacific

Majestic Theatre

April 7, 1949 - May 16, 1953

Broadway Theatre

June 29, 1953 - January 16, 1954

Previews Began: -

Opening Night: April 7, 1949

Closing Night: January 16, 1954

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Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Russel Crouse

Howard Lindsay

Nellie, a nurse on a Pacific Island during WWII, falls in love with de Becque, a local planter. However, when she learns he is a widower with two half-caste children, she cannot accept the situation. Meanwhile, Cable falls in love with a Polynesian girl named Liat. Cable and de Bacque go off together on a spy mission and the two women wait in hope of their return.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Dites-Moi…………………….Pourquoi Ngana, Jerome
A Cockeyed Optimist……….Ensign Nellie Forbush
Twin Soliloquies………………Ensign Nellie Forbush,
                                            Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening………..Emile de Becque
Bloody Mary Is The Girl I Love….Sailors, Seabees,
                                                      Marines
There’s Nothing Like a Dame………….Luther Billis,
                                                      Sailors, Seabees,
                                                      Marines
Bali Ha’i………………………………………….Bloody Mary
I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My
Hair…………………….Ensign Nellie Forbush, Nurses
I’m In Love With a Wonderful
Guy…………………….Ensign Nellie Forbush, Nurses
Younger Than Springtime…………Lt. Joseph Cable,
                                                      U.S.M.C.
Act I Finale……………………..Ensign Nellie Forbush,
                                            Emile de Becque

Act Two

Soft Shoe Dance……………………….Nurses, Seabees
Happy Talk…………………………….Bloody Mary, Liat,
                                      Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Honey Bun…..Ensign Nellie Forbush, Luther Billis
You’ve Got To Be Taught………….Lt. Joseph Cable,
                                                      U.S.M.C.
This Nearly Was Mine……………..Emile de Becque
Some Enchanted Evening
(Reprise)………………………….Ensign Nellie Forbush
Act II Finale…………………….Ensign Nellie Forbush,
                                         Pourquoi Ngana, Jerome,
                                         Emile de Becque

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