music by Richard Rodgers
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

On Our Stage in Our 87th Season


Performances: November 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, and December 5-7, 2014

South Pacific is produced in Cooperation with Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library

The Show

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.

The Crew

Producers: Valerie Haas and Richard Moore

Director: Brian Townsend

Assistant Director: Kori Bielaniec

Music Director: Julie Malloy

Choreographer: Laura Tyler, assisted by Janeen Bodary

Stage Manager & Crew: Laura Tyler assisted by Alex Gojkov, Lexie Kaplan, Maddie Kaplan, Abbie Tyler, David Wood, and Sophie Tyler

Set Design: Brian Townsend and Gordon Mosley

Lighting Design: David Reynolds II assisted by Chris Boudreau and Dave Kanclerz

Light & Sound Crew: Dave Kanclerz, John Sczomak, and Phil Walling

Master Carpenter: Gordon Mosley

Scenic Painting: Floyd Bell, Jim Kirwan, Lynne Lewis, Mary Beth Oravec, and Jana Smith

Set Construction and Painting: Chris Boundreau, Diane Cliff, Mary Ann Denyer, Wendy Hagan, Dave Kanclerz, Mike Kinnell, Stan LaFramboise, Richard Marengere, Mike Mayne, Angel Melcher, Richard Moore, Gordon Mosley, Brett Reynolds, John Sczomak, Jana Smith, Brian Townsend, Paul Vandevert, Phil Walling, Mark Wilson, Lillian Wilson, and David Wood

Hair & Makeup: Charles Demske, Lindel Salow, and Sarah Zakaria

Costumes: Karen Drugacz and Mary Calder assisted by  Janeen Bodary, Kathleen Duffy, Colleen Meade-Ripper, Amy Moore, Mike Moseley, and the cast.

Properties: MaryAnn Denyer and Diane Cliff assisted by Pat Denyer, Steve Gautreau, Ross Grossman, Gordon Mosley, Annette Ripper, John Sczomak, and Brian Townsend

Publicity: Sue Suchyta assisted by Jeff Bartos, Michael Belli, Janine Bertucci, Kori Bielaniec, Lisa Bingham, Mary Calder, Karen Drugacz, Melissa Foster, Colleen Meade-Ripper, John Sczomak, Tom Sparrow, and Chris Washburn

Programs: Brian Townsend, Nancy Valentini, and Kori Bielaniec

Tickets: Megan Lizbinski and Lois Sczomak

AfterGlow and Cast & Crew: Jeff Bartos and Renee Hayward and Mary Ann Denyer and Diane Cliff

50/50 and Intermission: Ways and Means Committee

Ushers: Shari and Mike Mayne assisted by Members of the Guild

Original Cover Artwork: Brian Townsend

Special thanks to Theodore Shaskos, City of Dearborn Aquatics Supervisor for the use of the pool tags.


Ensign Nellie Forbush: Kathleen Duffy

Emile de Becque: Mike Moseley

Bloody Mary: Colleen Meade Ripper

Luther Billis: Tom Davis

Lt. Joseph Cable: Kevin Talanges

Liat: Alyssa Alonte

Capt. George Brackett: Tom Sparrow

Cmdr. William Harbison: Phil Booth

Stewpot: Kenyada Davis

Professor: Will Turbett

Henry: Abdel-Raouf El-Alami

Ngana: Jamie Paschke

Jerome: Alia Elhajj

Seabees, Sailors and Marines: Ben Apostle, Tim Carney, William Dunn, Abdel-Raouf El-Alami, Jeff Lokken, Chris Washburn

Lt. Genevieve Marshall: Mary Davis

Ensign Dinah Murphy: Amy Moore

Nurses: Janeen Bodary, Amanda Chatila, Melissa Foster, Katelyn Harrison, Casey Irwin, Meg Kisch, Carissa Madley

The Orchestra

Conducter: Julie Malloy

Woodwinds: Ken Hebenstreit, Jeffrey Beyer, and Stacy Jamison

Trumpet: Pere Andrick

Trombone: John Robertson

Horn: Virginia Cunningham

Bass: Kathy Kitchner

Harp: Maritsa Kalasz

Keyboard: Paul Abbott

Percussion: Alex Sikorski

Photography by – and courtesy of – Gordon Mosley.

Leave a Reply