Music 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 Michener
Auditions: Monday-Tuesday, April 17-18 from 6-9pm at the Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 – please enter through the artists entrance at the back of the building)
Callbacks: Saturday, April 22 from 10am-1pm at the Granbury Opera House
- Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.
- You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
- Prepare a clearly marked 16 bar cut from a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide them with the sheet music.
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Rehearsals will begin Monday, April 24.
Typically, rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday from 7-10pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Tech Week rehearsals on June 5-8 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
The production runs from June 9-July 9 with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
There will be special shows on: Sunday, June 25 at 7:30pm; Monday, July 3 at 7:30pm; and Tuesday, July 4 at 2pm.
Actor stipends are available for some roles.
Housing is available upon request.
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 an 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 Tonkinese 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 prejudices.
- Ensign Nellie Forbush
- Emile De Becque
- Ngana – his daughter
- Jerome – his son
- Henry – his native servant
- Bloody Mary
- Liat – her daughter
- Bloody Mary’s Assistant
- Luther Billis
- Stewpot (Carpenter’s Mate Second Class, George Watts)
- Lt. Joseph Cable, United States Marine Corps
- Capt. George Brackett, United States Navy
- Cmdr. William Harbison, United States Navy
- Lt. Buzz Adams
- Yeoman Herbert Quale – sailor
- Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey – sailor
- 2 Seabees (originally named Morton Wise and Richard West)
- 2 Sailors (originally named Tom O’Brien and James Hayes)
- 3 Marines (Originally named Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, Cpl. Hamilton Steeves and Staff
- Sgt. Thomas Hassinger)
- A Shore Patrolman
- Lead Nurse (originally named Lt. Genevieve Marshall)
- Ensign Dinah Murphy
- Ensign Janet MacGregor
- 7 Ensigns (originally named Connie Walewska, Bessie Noonan, Rita Adams, Lisa
- Minelli, Pamela Whitmore, Sue Yaeger and Cora MacRae)
- Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers