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South Pacific is a 1949 musical written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Joshua Logan. The story was inspired by James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, 1948 novel, Tales of the South Pacific. The musical won its own Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.
Many people believe that “South Pacific” is one of the best musicals ever written. Some of its songs, like “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Happy Talk,” have become well-known all over the world.
The 1964 Broadway production of South Pacific was nominated for ten Tony Awards and took home all of them, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto. It was the only musical ever to win all four acting Tonys. The show was a critical and commercial success, with subsequent revivals and tours. It has since inspired numerous adaptations, including a 1958 film and others.
The South Pacific plot is set during World War II, where the US military has stationed a base on a South Pacific island. Nellie Forbush, young nurse falls in love with Emile de Becque, who is a middle-aged French plantation owner.
The couple’s romance slowly becomes difficult as Nellie discovers more about de Becque’s past. As this happens, Lieutenant Cable arrives to be in charge of creating and heading a spy post mission on an Japanese-occupied island nearby.
Bloody Mary, the island souvenir dealer, sets Lieutenant Cable up with her daughter Liat. After Cable refuses to marry Liat, Bloody Mary drags her away to find a new suitor. Soon after, cable must begin his dangerous mission.
With some time and reflection de Becque agrees to be Cable’s guide. Though meeting an unfortunate demise, Cable does manage through is selflessness that de Becque will have a life of happiness with Nellie.