Opening Night – South Pacific at UPHS

South Pacific Playbill Front Cover

It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands, in preparation for an invasion towards New Guinea and the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to employ as a scout to nearby Japanese held islands. To accomplish this task, de Becque is approached by a US Navy nurse named Nellie Forbush. Amidst an outstanding musical score, and breathtaking scenery, the drama of “South Pacific” unfolds.

The curtain rises on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 21st at the Upper Perkiomen   High School. Show up early for tickets, good seats (general admission, except for center row section premium seating), to marvel at the lobby transformation and to see interviews of local veterans (video made by Upper Perk students).  Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the video will start at 6:35, before the start of the show.

General admission ticket price is $8, reserved seating (center of auditorium) is $10. The show is this weekend only, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Upper Perkiomen High School, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg.

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