The Francis Wilson Playhouse announces auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC will be held on Sunday August 18th and Monday August 19th at 7pm.

All roles are open. Auditioners are asked to prepare a 32 bar song with piano accompaniment. Some auditioners may be asked to read from the script. Rehearsals will be in September/October with performances October 31st through November 17th at the Playhouse.

Roles available include:

Nellie Forbush (legit mezzo low A to C, dance, 25-35) a spunky young nurse from Arkansas. Tomboyish, optimistic, Mary Martin type. 

Lt. Joseph Cable (Tenor E to high G, 20-30 An handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future in the US Navy.

US Marine Luther Billis (Baritone, comic role) A lovable character who provides his fellow marines with much-needed comic relief. Does not respect authority. Enterprising, stubborn. Adores Nellie.

Bloody Mary (Mezzo, low G to high F, Asian, comedic) Shrewd native merchant who makes a fortune off the sailors. Mother of Liat.

Liat (Non-singing, Asian, 16-20) A beautiful Polynesian girl who steals the heart of Joe Cable. Bloody Mary’s daughter.

Ngana & Jerome (Asian, 6-12) Emile’s children, speak simple French.

Henry (Asian, French dialect) Emile’s native servant, speaks French. 

Capt. George Bracket Commanding officer on the island. Slightly pompous but not without a soft side.

Cmdr. William Harbison (25 – 40) Bracket’s right hand man. Can be hot-headed, especially when Billis is concerned.

“Stewpot” George Watts Carpenter’s Mate Second Class

Professor, Lt. Buzz Adam, Yeoman Herbert Quale sailor, Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey sailor, plus Seabees, Sailors, Marines, A shore Patrolman, a Lead Nurse, Ensign Dinah Murphy, Ensign Janet MacGregor, Dancers, Ensigns, Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Sailors, Marines & Soldiers