south pacific"South Pacific"

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 A. Michener

Directed by Peter Caracappa

Venue: 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Performance Dates: February 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2015
Show times: Thurs, Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM, Sunday performances at 2PM.

 


OVERVIEW

This February, Schenectady Light Opera revives this beautiful, classic tale with a message still relevant today – that hate and fear and ignorance are learned.

Director Peter Caracappa says the show was way ahead of its time. “ I think it's the best show of its era and carries a message that still resonates even today,” Caracappa says.

The show's message is wrapped in two beautiful love stories and told through some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best known songs.

“It's beautiful music,” says Caracappa, “so much of which has become part of the standard American songbook. Many are songs well known but there is something special about experiencing them in the context of the story that they were written for.”

The talented cast includes Steven Leifer as French planter Emile de Becque, Heather-Liz Copps as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Elizabeth Sherwood-Mack as Bloody Mary and Tyler Thomas as Lieutenant Joseph Cable.

 



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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Director Peter Caracappa
Producer Joanne Peal
Music Director Adrienne Sherman
Choreographer Brittany Glenn
Assistant Director/Stage Manager Rachael Sheffer
Set Designer Michael McDermott
Master Carpenter Richard Lenehan
Sound Designer Robert Healey
Lighting Designer Michael Silvia
Props Coordinators Joe and Mary Ann Concra

Costume Team
Danielle O'Brien
Moira Poniatowski
Pat Casey
Karen Boynton
Elaine Genz

Hair Coordinator Joseph Kennedy

Makeup Coordinator Marcia Lenehan

French Advisor Mary Darcy
Board Liaison Gary Hoffman

The Cast of South Pacific, in Order of Appearance

Jerome

Danetta

Mormon

Ngana

Jerzee

Mormon

Henry

Omar

McCray

Ensign Nellie Forbush

Heather-Liz

Copps

Emile de Becque

Steven

Leifer

Professor

Steve

Keller

Stewpot

Patrick

Reilly

Staff Sgt. Thomas Hassinger

Daniel

Heath

Seebee Morton Wise

Connor

Duffy

Yeoman Herbert Quale

Christopher

Stefani

Sgt. Kenneth Johnson

Tristan

Strasser

Lt. Buzz Adams

Jerred

Hickey

Richard West

Brian

Cotterell

Bloody Mary

Elizabeth

Sherwood-Mack

Luther Billis

Matthew

Dembling

Lead Nurse Lt. Genevieve Marshall

Janice

Walz

Ensign Janet MacGregor

Leah

Sharron

Ensign Dinah Murphy

Michelle

Kittel

Ensign Rita Adams

Carolyn

Frantz

Ensign Bessie Noonan

Christina

Benardo

Ensign Lisa Minelli

Trish

Scott

Ensign Cora MacRae

Sarah

Moran

Ensign Sue Yaeger

Marie

Militano

Ensign Connie Walewska

Brooke

Hutchins

Lt. Joseph Cable

Tyler

Thomas

Cmdr. William Harbison

Ken

Ryer

Capt. George Brackett

John

Sutliff

Liat

Stefanie

DeFronzo

 




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