Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, November 20 at the Lutcher Theater

Makes its Orange debut November 20 at the Lutcher Theater

SOUTH PACIFICNETworks Presentations presents a new production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, making its Orange debut at the Lutcher theater, playing November 20 at 1:30 & 6:30 PM.

Purchase tickets at or call the Lutcher Theater box office at 409-886-5535. Tickets range from $30-$65.

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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 Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.

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 a young local native girl Liat -- and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. 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 Outa My Hair," "Younger Than Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There is Nothin' Like A Dame," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "A Wonderful Guy."

SOUTH PACIFIC is sponsored locally by Mathew's Jewelers, JSCOTTS AFLORIST, the Southeast Texas Arts Council and by Mel and Betty Hyatt.

Help spread "enchantment" this Thanksgiving with a food or monetary donation to the Salvation Army whose representatives will be present in the Lutcher lobby prior to each performance to accept your donations.

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, Texas.

Further celebrate the "South Pacific" with the Stark Museum of Art, located at 712 Green Ave, Orange, Texas, which will be open for Special Hours and a Gallery Spotlight Sunday, November 20, from 1-6 PM. Museum Librarian Jenniffer Hudson Connors will present a spotlight on "A Pacific Swallow and a Lorikeet" in the exhibit Exotic Beauty: Birds of John Gould at 4, 4:45 and 5:30 PM. The mini-exhibit Exotic Beauty will feature images of birds from the South Pacific region, and specifically birds found on Vanuatu, the island that is thought to be the setting of James Michener's story. Admission to this museum event is free.