High Street Arts Center
Ken Rayzor, general mgr.
Casting "South Pacific," a musical about an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged French expatriate but struggles to accept his mixed-race children.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses Sept. 2-Oct. 24 (7-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.), runs Oct. 25-Nov. 24 (Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m.) at High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, CA 93021.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Nellie Forbush (Supporting):
Female, 20-30, Caucasian
a spunky nurse and “cockeyed optimist” from Arkansas, eager to see the world, and discover new people and places, swept away by the widower ...
Emile De Becque (Lead):
Male, 45-55, Caucasian
a mature, sophisticated, wealthy French expatriate, De Beque came to the islands 15 years earlier, built a plantation, married a Polynesian ...
Bloody Mary (Supporting):
Female, 35-45, Asian, Pacific Islander
a peddler of local trinkets, like Billis, she is always working the angles to advance her standings, endearing to the sailors, calculating a...
Female, 18-20, Asian, Pacific Islander
Bloody Mary’s daughter, pure, innocent, playfully childlike but equally intoxicating, “saved” by her mother for just the right moment and ju...
Lt. Joe Cable (Lead):
Male, 22-32, Caucasian
a Princeton graduate, brave, intelligent, and focused on his girl and the future awaiting him back home in Philadelphia after the war, veter...
Luther Billis (Supporting):
Male, 25-35, Caucasian
comic relief,an entrepreneurial, fast-dealing seabee who charms and bribes his way through the war, has scant concern for military authority...
Capt. George Brackett (Supporting):
Male, 45-55, Caucasian
authority on the navel outpost, tasked with implementing the Coast Watch, he is Cable’s superior and works to recruit De Beque for the missi...
Cmdr. William Harbison (Supporting):
Male, 30-40, Caucasian
Brackett’s second in command, works with Cable to recruit De Beque and to keep Billis in line. Non-singing role.
Female, 8-12, Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
De Becque’s Polynesian daughter.
Male, 8-12, Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
De Becque’s Polynesian son.
Sailors and Nurses (Chorus / Ensemble):
Males & Females, 18-30, Caucasian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
for a large singing ensemble consisting of nurses, sailors, islanders and nuns.
Seeking submissions from: Moorpark, CA
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About 'South Pacific'
From the pages of James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel came Rogers & Hammerstein’s sweeping epic set on an island paradise during World War II. Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical, the plot follows two parallel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The production was also ground-breaking for its candid and progressive message on racism.
The music of "South Pacific" has become iconic popular standards: "Some Enchanted Evening", "Younger Than Springtime", "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair".
The show, which was the second longest running on Broadway at the time, spawned a 1958 motion picture and has repeatedly enjoyed success in revivals and tours. In 2008 it returned to Broadway to wide critical acclaim and nearly 1,000 performances. It would win another seven Tonys that year, including Best Musical Revival. Vividly capturing the emotions of war, the intensity and boredom, the optimism and desperation, and the prejudice and acceptance, this is a story ahead of its time and for all time.