Set in an island paradise, two parallel love stories are are threatened by the dangers of predjudice and World War II. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a French plantation owner, Emile, but is conflicted by what she learns about him. And a strapping lieutenant falls for an island girl, but battles his own fears and prejudices.
Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, South Pacific also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score for songs that include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Nothing Like a Dame” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.” Music by Richard Rodgers. book by Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.