Escape to the South Pacific With Easton High School’s Music Theatre Department

Easton High School’s Music Theatre Department presents the American classic musical, South Pacific, at the Talbot County Auditorium on March 4, 5, 11, 12 – 7:30 pm and March 6th – 2 pm.

Since opening on Broadway in 1949, South Pacific has been considered one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all times and it is the only production to have ever won all four Tony Awards for acting. Many will recall the beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein melodies of “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” and “Bali Hai.” This lush production will be directed and produced by Ms. Christine Noyes, Choral Director at Easton High School. The pit orchestra, conducted by Mrs. Amanda Leffler, boasts some of the finest young talent in Talbot County.

The exciting musical takes place during World War II at a US army base stationed on a South Pacific island. As the war rages around them, Nellie Forbush (a young nurse played by Devan Haddock), falls in love with a middle-aged French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Jacob Dowling). The two have an instant connection that leads to a troubled romance as Nellie slowly discovers the details of de Becque’s past. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Cable (Will Dawkins) arrives to head a mission to create a spy post on a nearby Japanese-held island and falls in love with a beautiful native girl (Molly Tipton). Join the cast of Easton High School’s Music Department on this exciting adventure of love, intrigue, and action!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at Reeser’s Pharmacy in St. Michaels, Crackerjacks in Easton and at the door. For information on ways you can support the EHS Music Department and this years’ production of South Pacific, please contact Ms. Noyes at cnoyes@tcps.k12.md.us.

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