SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)
Written By: Written By: Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Joshua Logan Adapted by David Ives
Directed By: Directed By: Deana Constable
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 fulfillment 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 realizes 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.
** This show was originally planned to run in May 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this did not occur. We are now looking to run the performance in May 2021, and as such are not looking to audition a full cast as we have existing actors from the 2020 season remaining in a number of roles.
The following roles are vacant, and we are looking to audition for:
LUTHER BILLIS: Male to play Caucasian, 30-45. Luther is a lovable “wheeler dealer”; a conniving and mediocre entrepreneur. He is a friend to all but is hampered by his lust for the ladies and his fascination with island trinkets. The actor must be a funny everyman who is believable as an army tradesman; Bass/baritone down to G2.
COMMANDER HARBISON :Male to play Caucasian, 35-50. Harbison is an officious Navy man and Brackett's second-in-command. He once had a bright future but has not been able to live up to his early expectations. Through Michener’s short stories, we learn that Harbison had a romantic relationship with Nellie Forbush that ended when he physically assaulted her.
STEWPOT:Male, 25-35. The brawn of the group, Stewpot is known for his physical strength and loyalty, not his intelligence. This character man must have strong comedic timing and a strong singing voice. He is Luther Billis' cohort and is best friends with the Professor.
PROFESSOR: Male, 25-35. Professor earned his nickname because he is one of the few Seabees to have attended college; a character man of the studious type who jumps to problem solving in order to make up for his lack of physical strength. Luther Billis' cohort and best friends with Stewpot. Strong singer.
JEROME Male to play Pacific Islander (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), 5-11. DeBeque’s youngest child; a precocious and curious young boy. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto
HENRY Male to play Pacific Islander, mid-twenties (prefer Islander or South East Asian background) – 40s. DeBeque’s trusted servant who helps raise Ngana and Jerome. Spoken French lines; featured ensemble.
SAILORS: Males of varied ethnic backgrounds to play featured roles, late teens to mid-thirties; the heart and soul of our story. These young men from across the United States are pulled from their everyday lives to defend their country by putting their lives on the line. They find a sense of community in each other that temporarily replaces family and loved ones. Their fascination with Bloody Mary serves as a distraction to the impending dangers ahead. Strong singers with varied vocal ranges. Dance experience a plus but not mandatory.
NURSES:Females of varied ethnic roles, featured roles in their late twenties to mid-thirties. These women were adventurers of their time; they were well educated and independent and pursued service over the expectations of traditional family values. Must sing well; varied vocal ranges. Dance experience is a plus but not mandatory
ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH: Cast
EMILE DE BECQUE: Cast
LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE: Cast
BLOODY MARY: Cast
CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT: Cast
We are also looking for interested orchestra members.
Wednesdays 7.15 pm to 10.00 pm and Fridays 7.15 to 10.00 pm. Starting 13th January 2021 for cast and musicians.
Friday 14 May - 7.30 pm
Saturday 15 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 19 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 21 May, - 7.30 pm
Sat 22 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 26 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 28 May - 7.30 pm
Sat 29 May - 7.30 pm
VICTOR HARBOR TOWN HALL
Victor Harbor SA 5211
Wednesday 11th November 2020
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church
21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor . SA . 5211
CAST and ORCHESTRA
5th December 2020
9am to 5pm
Note: Some of the orchestra have already been selected. We may hold auditions for musicians for the missing instrumentations.
VICTOR HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor . SA . 5211
Contact Deana Constable on 0408 138 105 or email email@example.com