The first musical of the season at the Thomaston Opera House is a Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway classic, SOUTH PACIFIC, showing March 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 8pm and March 30, April 6 & 13 @ 2pm. On an island paradise during World War II, two love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. A spunky nurse from Arkansas falls in love with a mature French planter and father of two native children causing the Navy Nurse to struggle with her extreme prejudices. Sharing in the romantic trouble is a strapping Lt. who denies himself a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl. Meanwhile, American sailors are growing restless and bored without combat to keep them active or women to entertain them in their downtime.
A classic Broadway musical with well-known music such as “Bali Ha’i”, “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, “Younger than Springtime” & “Some Enchanted Evening” World War II still very much engraved in the public memory and the Tony award-winning show depicted the prevailent themes of prejudice and war-time drama against the innocence and uncertinty of new found love and recieved mixed reactions from broadway audiences. Premiering in 1949 on the Shubert stage in New Haven CT, South Pacific featured famous performers Mary Martin & Ezio Pinza. The show also featured actual veterans from the recently ended WWII in the roles of bored and restless servicemen. Landmark is continuing the tradition by offering complimentary tickets to see South Pacific on Sunday March 30th to WWII & Korean War Veterans! Additional discounts are avaialbe to all veterans for the complete run of the show!
Landmark’s production will feature theatre, tv and commercial veteran Cristin Tillinghast as Nellie and insurance agency owner Tom Sheehan as Emile. Additional cast members include Lou Guertin as Billis, Lucia Dressel as Bloody Mary, Jeff Savage as Captain Bracket and TOH newcomer Stephen Michelsson as Lt. Cable. Rob Bongiolatti will direct the musical with Holly McCann directing music and Caitlin Barra providing choreography. Tickets are $23.50 for adults and $19.50 for seniors and students. All seats are reserved.
Beguiling tunes and meaningful lyrics will take you on a tropical adventure. Don’t miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, showing March 29, April 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 8pm and March 30, April 6 & 13 @ 2pm.