Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00
North High School’s Junior Players will present South Pacific, Rogers and Hammerstein’s award-winning musical, on Thursday, Nov. 1; Friday, Nov. 15; and Saturday, Nov. 16, each evening at 7:30 p.m., and at an added matinee performance on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 35 Polo Road.
South Pacific is based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific. The story, with a progressive message on racism, centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World
War II who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A secondary romance, between a US lieutenant and a young Tonkinese woman, explores his fears of the social consequences should he marry her. Popular songs from South Pacific include: “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.”