South Pacific, Starring Rob Gallagher and Kim Carson, Begins May 23 at the John W. Engeman Theater

News   South Pacific, Starring Rob Gallagher and Kim Carson, Begins May 23 at the John W. Engeman Theater
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific begins performances at the John W. Engeman Theater May 23, prior to an official opening May 25.

Kim Carson and Rob Gallagher
Kim Carson and Rob Gallagher

Directed by Igor Goldin, the production runs through July 14.

The cast of South Pacific includes Rob Gallagher as Emile de Beque, Kim Carson as Nellie Forbush, David McDonald as Captain Brackett, Amy Jo Phillips as Bloody Mary and Peter Carrier as Lt. Joseph Cable.

The cast also includes Diana Rose Becker (Ensign Dinah Murphy), Kate Cherichello (Ensign Bessie Noonan), Miranda Demott (Nagana), Erin Raquel Garcia (Ensign Lisa Minelli), Hsin-Yu Liao (Liat), Rick Malone (Commander Harbison), Johnny Marx (Jerome), Tim Quartier (Buzz Adams), Audra Rizzo (Ensign Janet Mcgregor), Ben Rosenbach (Yeoman Quale), Josh Rothberg (Professor), T.J. Russell (Lt Carmichael), Jamila Sabares-Klemm (Lt Genevieve Marshall), Dennis Setteducati (Seabee Wise), Evan Teich (Stewpot), Mooree Theobald (Jerome), Skya Theobald (Nagana), Justin Stephon Trice (Henry), Matthew Michael Urinak (Seaman O'Brien), Paul Velutis (Seaman Hessinger) and Matt Wood (Luther Billis).

"South Pacific weaves together characters and elements from several stories into a single plotline," press notes state. "It centers on two love stories: the story of Nellie Forbush, a young naive nurse from Arkansas, and Emile deBecque, an older Frenchman who has had a life full of varied experiences and the story of Lt. Joe Cable from Philadelphia and the young and beautiful Liat, a Tonkenese girl with whom he falls in love."

The creative team includes Antoniette DiPietropolo (choreographer), James Olmstead (music director), Josh Zangen (scenic design), Amy Pedigo-Otto (costume design), Cory Pattak (lighting design), Craig Kaufman (sound design) and Mark Adam Rampmeyer (makeup design). Trey Compton is the assistant director, casting is by Stephen DeAngelis and the production stage manager is Michelle Lynn Hines. Tickets and more information can be found by calling (631) 261-2900 or visiting

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