GAOS is delighted to announce the 2018 spring show:
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Joshua Logan
Directed by Sue Lloyd and John Fox
Musical director: Allardyce Mallon
Casino Théâtre, 5-13 May 2018
South Pacific takes place on an exotic tropical island in the South Pacific during the Second World War. Nellie Forbush, a young Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas, meets and falls in love with Emile De Becque, a gallant, middle-aged French plantation owner. However, she has second thoughts upon discovering that he's fathered two half-Polynesian children. Meanwhile, a beautiful, innocent Tonkinese girl, Liat, has captured the heart of Lieutenant Joseph Cable, USMC - although he admits that he could never marry her. Liat’s mother is the infamous and enterprising “Bloody Mary”. When Emile and Joe set off on a secret mission to an enemy-held island, Nellie struggles to overcome her prejudices, fearing that Emile may not return alive. Based on James A. Michener’s prize-winning book, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s masterpiece contains many of their best-loved songs. GAOS is proud to bring this musical to the Geneva stage, complete with a live orchestra.
For information on auditions, click here.