South Pacific

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.


Nyana – Florence Siebert

Jerome – Patrick Beniger

Jeanette – Mary Voigt

Ensign Nellie Forbush – Pat Forkner

Emile DeBecque – Tyrone Wesley

Bloody Mary – Marilyn Koenig

Sgt. Kenneth Johnson – Mike Cueto

Abner – Justin D. Deehr

Seabee Morton Wise – Guenter Dreckschmidt

Pte. Sven Larsen – Joe Feustel

Pte. Victor Jerome – David W. Heckmann

Seaman Tom O’Brien – Jay L. Johnson

Sgt. Jack Waters – David Krueger

Lt. Buzzy Adams – Frederick A.E. Meyer

Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey – Peter Moody

Seabee Richard West – Stuart Peot

Yeoman Herbert Quale – David Reinemann

Marine Cpl. Hamilton Steeves – Wayne Schmidt

Luther Billis – Doug McDade

Professor – Dave Annis

Stewpot – Eric R. Johnson

Ensign Lisa Mannelli – Cheri Berger

Ensign Janet McGregor – Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Ensign Dinah Murphy – Barbara A. Nisporic

Ensign Rita Adams – Noreen Offerman

Ensign Cora MacRae – Grace E. Vanic

Ensign Pamela Whitmore – Marilyn Zimmermann

Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC – Joseph Brachmann

Capt. George Brackett, USN – Jim Bauer

Comdr. William Harbison, USN – Richard H. Mueller

Ensign Connie Waleswska – Marcia Hahn

Ensign Bessie Noonan – Diane Peterman

Ensign Sue Yaeger – Gail Pilgrim

Lt. Genevieve Marshall – Rosemary H. Tellen

Juanita – Sandra Kasten

Liat – Mary Wagner

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Musical Director: Jean Simons

Choreographer: Sherry Kunde

Stage Manager: Jean Deltgen

Dance Captain: Noreen Offerman

Costume Design: Judie Jameson

Light Design: Marty Peck

Master Electrician: Dave Braun

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Betty Segor, Lynne Zimmermann

Special Prop Construction: Phil Segor,

Make-Up Design: Mary Mooney

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Paint Master: Pal Scahill

Asst. Paint Master: Laurie Freeland

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Production Photographer: Gene Schuettey


Conductor/ Pianist: Jean Simons

Bass: Ed Lutze

Trumpet: Mary Boerner

Violin: Jennifer Block

Percussion: Dave Pauly