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.


Ngana – Elizabeth Hammett

Jerome – Michael Hammett

Henry – Michael Moody

Ensign Nellie Forbush – Mary Doll

Emile de Becque – Howard Jerving

Bloody Mary – Elaine M. Jerving

Bloody Mary’s Assistant – Haruko Langman

Abner – Bernard J. Markevitch

Stewpot – James Spurry

Luther Billis – Robert G. Siebelink

Professor – Don DeRoche

Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C. – John G. Resnick

Capt. George Brackett, U.S.N. – Michael L. Richdorf

Commdr. William Harbison, U.S.N. – Roger T. Fischer

Yeoman Herbert Quale – Bernard J. Markevitch

Sgt. Kenneth Johnson – David G. Grunow

Seabee Morton Wise – Edward Menz

Seaman Tom O’Brien – David Verhulst

Radio Operator, Bob McCaffrey – David Wendland

Marine Cpl. Hamilton Steeves – Richard Ongna

Pte. Victor Jerome – Eric Oertle

Pte. Sven Larsen – Robert Arenz

SGT. Jack Waters – Edward Menz

Lt. Genevieve Marshall – Kathryn Grube

Ensign Lisa Manelli – Marian Panke

Ensign Connie Walewska – Carol Schmidt

Ensign Janet McGregor – Grace De Roche

Ensign Bessie Noonan – Betty Ann Birkett

Ensign Pamela Whitmore – Patricia J. Arndt

Ensign Rita Adams – Ann Thieleke

Ensign Sue Yaeger – Karin Schreiber

Ensign Betty Pitt – Kathleen Pantzer

Ensign Cora MacRae – Marcella Balliet

Ensign Dinah Murphy – Julie Panke

Nurse Elsie Porter – Barbara Rickmeier

Nurse Ruth Baker – Diane Remy

Liat – Gloria Resnick

Marcel (Henry’s Assistant) – John Niebuhr

Lt. Buzz Adams – Clyde Gugel

Native Boy – John Niebuhr

Native Girls – Mary Ann Vertacic, Barbara Peterlik, Haruko Langman

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Orchestra Musical Director: Don Radmer

Vocal Musical Director: Fern Sherman

Choreographer: Diane Remy

Designed by: Roger Lahm & John Brick

Stage Manager: Don Zastrow

Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Moody

Stage Management Chairman: Richard Conrardy

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Mistress: Marcella Held

Co-Chairman: Ruth Whinfield

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Lilly Roehl, Carole Schmitt

Stage Furnishings: Marjory Miller

Make-Up Master: Arno Roehl

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Paint Master: Roger Lahm

Prompter: Elaine M. Jerving, Kathryn Grube

Cover Art: Roger Lahm



Bernice Alpert, Sandra Dreckschmidt, Eugene Huyck, Judith Jens, Joan McCarthy, Keith Montgomery, Sandra Resch, Joyce Weinkauf, Grace Winkler, Hilda Zierk


Jacob Dekker, Nancy Gibson, William Nickel, Robert Radmer


Terrill Arnst, Marilyn Johnson, Don Van Calligan, Judith Van Calligan,

String Bass: James Tabbert

Flute: Traudel Schneider

Oboe: Christine Fischer, Lynne Wagner

Clarinet: Sharon Ruppel, Anne Wedepohl

Bassoon: Edgar Friedrichs

French Horn: Susan Fredericksen, Christine Stuopys


William Hughes, Richard Neerhof, Donn Reed, Warren Wirth

Trombone: Gary Marx, Gerald Otte, Denis Wendt

Tuba: Carl Otte

Percussion: Arthur Schnell

Piano: Fern Sherman