Center Stage at Southampton Announces South Pacific Auditions

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Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, South Pacific, on Sunday, January 24 and Monday, January 25 at 6 p.m. in Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts.

Readings from the script will occur. Actors are asked to prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre standard. The show will be directed by Michael Disher with musical director Amanda Borsack Jones. Performances will run March 3 through March 20.

Set on an island paradise during WWII, 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. This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit concert of South Pacific in 2006. The well-known hummable score includes: “I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine,” and “Some Enchanted Evening

For further information, contact Michael Disher at mbentondisher@gmail.com.

 

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