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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1950!
In 1950, South Pacific swept the Tony Awards for Best Musical, among other awards (see below). Based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, the show opened on April 7, 1949, and would play for an incredible 1,925 performances. It was made into a movie of the same name in 1958. South Pacific has become a classic on both stage and screen.
South Pacific - original cast album
The Story:

    The drama unfolds in the South Pacific during World War II. Two love stories take center stage. One, about Nellie, a nurse from Arkansas and her romance with a mature French painter, Emile. The other about Lt. Joe Cable who falls in love with an island girl, but finds he cannot overcome his own prejudices.

The Music and Lyrics:

    Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

The Producers:

    Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leland Hayward, and Joshua Logan

The Directors:

    Joshua Logan

The Choreographers:

    not applicable

The Opening:

    Majestic Theatre on April 7, 1949

The Cast:

  • unavailable

The Songs:

  • Dites-Moi
  • Cockeyed Optimist
  • Twin Soliloquies
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Bloody Mary
  • There is Nothin' Like a Dame
  • Bali Ha'i
  • I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
  • Wonderful Guy
  • Younger Than Springtime
  • Happy Talk
  • Honey Bun
  • You've Got to be Carefully Tonight
  • This Nearly Was Mine
  • This is How it Feels
  • My Girl Back Home

The Other Awards:

  • Tony Awards - Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score
  • Donaldson Awards - Best Musical, Best Book, Best Lyrics, Best Score
  • New York Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Musical
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