Regional Theater of the Palouse sets sail with the iconic golden age Broadway musical
South Pacific on stage April 13th – 23rd. Composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
II, fathers of the modern musical, revolutionized the stage with their beguiling tunes and
meaningful lyrics enchanting audiences worldwide.
On a South Pacific island paradise during World War II, Nurse Nellie Forbush, a
cockeyed optimist from Arkansas, falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque. When
Nellie learns that the mother of Emile’s children was an island native, Ms. Forbush struggles to
overcome the internal prejudices with which she was raised. Meanwhile, handsome Marine
Lieutenant Joseph Cable falls in love with Liat, a Tonkinese girl. Cable grapples to see a future
with Liat due to the same fears that haunt Nellie.
Ahead of its time, South Pacific highlights subjects such as love at first sight, racial
prejudice, and lost possibilities. The Broadway title received ten Tony Awards (including Best
Musical), a Grammy Award and countless other accolades. RTOP’s production, directed by
John Rich with music direction by Tina McClure, is a Regional Premiere blending national guest
artists with local talent.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the RTOP Box Office (509-334-0750)
Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. or by ordering online at
Tickets on sale now at Regional Theater of the Palouse
122 N Grand Ave, Pullman WA 99163
Phone: 509.334.0750
South Pacific
Show dates
● Thursday 4/13 at 7:30 PM
● Friday 4/14 at 7:30 PM
● Saturday 4/15 at 1:30 PM
● Saturday 4/15 at 7:30 PM
● Sunday 4/16 at 1:30 PM
● Wednesday 4/19 at 7:30 PM
● Thursday 4/20 at 7:30 PM
● Friday 4/21 at 7:30 PM
● Saturday 4/22 at 1:30 PM
● Saturday 4/22 at 7:30 PM
● Sunday 4/23 at 1:30 PM
General admission is $25.00-$30.00
10% savings on group sales on 10 or more tickets
*Exclusion may apply call RTOP Box Office 509.334.0750 for details