Clarksville, TN – Set sail for “South Pacific” this summer with the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s oldest live theatre and only professional theatre.
Starring powerhouse vocalists John Boehr and Alicia Kelly as Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush, the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic will close out the Roxy’s 30th Anniversary Season, beginning Friday, July 12th, at 8:00pm.
Recently off runs as Velma in Chicago with Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and as Marty in the national tour of Grease, Kelly is a veteran of the Roxy stage, having previously appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche), RENT (Maureen) and CATS (Grizabella), among others.Acclaimed baritone Boehr, who is making his Roxy Regional Theatre debut this season, recently performed as Schaunard in La Bohème with the Fort Worth Opera and as Morales in Carmen with the Dallas Opera.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.
These two parallel love stories are set against the backdrop of a score featuring such songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”
Directed by Tom Thayer, “South Pacific” also features Jama Bowen as Bloody Mary, Ryan Bowie as the Professor, Ian Erbe as Abner and Bob McCaffrey, Humberto Figueroa as Henry, Greg Frey as Luther Billis, Taylor Galvin as Ensign Janet McGregor, Ashley Harris as Ensign Dinah Murphy, Jim Knoll as Morton Wise, Adriana Light as Ngana, J. Robert Lindsey as Tom O’Brien, Bobby Morales as Jerome, Elena Pascullo as Liat, Mickey Rafalski as Lt. Buzz Adams, Patrick Roberts as Captain George Brackett, Emily Rourke as a Nurse, Richie Sklar as Stewpot, Michael Spaziani as Lt. Joseph Cable, and Mary Nell Wooten as Lt. Genevieve Marshall.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Planters Bank.
“South Pacific” runs July 12th through August 17th, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, July 20th.
Tickets are $25.00 (adults) and $15.00 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
Friday, July 12th, at 8:00pm is the pay-what-you-can preview for “South Pacific”. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for whatever price patrons wish to pay.
On Saturday, July 20th, at 6:30pm, patrons can celebrate summer and support the new center for arts and education at a pre-show cookout under the marquee with hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixin’s, followed by the 8:00pm performance. Tickets are $40.00 (adults) and $25.00 (ages 13 and under). Show-only tickets are also available for this date.