Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical South Pacific will come to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Monday, Oct.r 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW.

This breathtaking new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award� winning Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher. Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning book “Tales of the South Pacific,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The initial Lincoln Center production brought home seven Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical Revival.

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque, and Navy Airman Joe Cable and young local Liat. Their own prejudices and the dangers of war threaten growing infatuations, resulting in spellbinding drama. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score’s songs include such classics as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There is Nothin’ Like A Dame,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “A Wonderful Guy.” The themes of South Pacific still resonate today, entrancing audiences with its intimate depiction of troubled times.

For more information on the production, please visit www.SouthPacificOnTour.com. Become a fan on Facebook (South Pacific on Tour).

The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more event information, please call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online at events.wvu.edu. Tickets are $48 to $43, depending on location and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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CONTACT: Kristie Gale, WVU Arts & Ebntertainment
304.293.8221; Kristie.Stewart-Gale@mail.wvu.edu

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