South Pacific: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical by Joshua LoganMusic by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Musical, South Pacific flourished as the golden musical of Broadways post-WWII golden era. Nearly 60 years after its 1949 premiere, South Pacific returned to Broadway in Lincoln Center Theaters glorious Tony-winning production, setting box-office records and bringing this timely and timeless musical to new generations. With a score by Rodgers & Hammerstein and a libretto by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, based on James A. Micheners Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, this landmark musical combines compassionate love stories with the saga of a world at war. Richly developed characters are faced with life-changing moments in a complex world, their thoughts and yearnings powerfully expressed in the lyrics to such songs as This Nearly Was Mine Younger Than Springtime and Some Enchanted Evening.
Synopsis: South Pacific
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music by Richard Rodgers. Souvenir collecting is about the only active pastime and has developed into a marketing war between Seabee Luther Billis, who has cornered the market in everything from grass skirts to shrunken heads, and Bloody Mary, the local Tokinese dealer in such trophies. Joseph Cable, a handsome young Marine, arrives with an assignment to persuade de Becque, who is familiar with the nearby islands, to accompany him on a dangerous secret mission. They are to hide out on a Japanese-held island, watch for enemy ships and convey this information to their own pilots, to help them attack the Japanese convoys.
A classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on James A. 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. Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Loretta Ables Sayre Paulo Szot.
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Michener, entitled Tales of the South Pacific , which dealt largely with the issue of racism. It is considered by most critics to be among the greatest musicals of the twentieth century. - Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities.
Tales of the South Pacific was a neither-fish-nor-fowl creation—not a standard novel with a beginning, middle, and end, but rather an accumulation of atmospheric character sketches. But Oscar Hammerstein would somehow have to distill it all into a coherent libretto that could hold an audience for two and a half hours. There was no shortage of color. The way it actually was. The endless ocean. The infinite specks of coral we called islands.