South Pacific

National Tour (1950)

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Cast Highlights

Ensign Nellie Forbush
Emile de Becque
Bloody Mary
Luther Billis
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Capt. George Brackett, U.S.N.
Cmdr. William Harbison
Ngana (alternates)

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Dites-Moi Pourquoi .... Ngana and Jerome
  • A Cockeyed Optimist .... Nellie
  • Twin Soliloquies .... Nellie and Emile
  • Some Enchanted Evening .... Emile
  • Bloody Mary Is the Girl I Love .... Sailors, Seabees, Marines
  • There's Nothing Like a Dame .... Billis, Sailors, Seabees, Marines
  • Bali Ha'i .... Bloody Mary
  • I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair .... Nellie and Nurses
  • I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy .... Nellie and Nurses
  • Younger Than Springtime .... Cable
  • Finale .... Nellie and Emile

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Soft Shoe Dance .... Nurses and Seabees
  • Happy Talk .... Bloody Mary, Liat and Cable
  • Honey Bun .... Nellie and Billis
  • You've Got to Be Taught .... Cable
  • This Nearly Was Mine .... Emile
  • Some Enchanted Evening (Reprise) .... Nellie
  • Finale

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Trivia & History

The tour's longest run was in Chicago, where it ran at the Shubert for 67 weeks, from November 14, 1950, through February 23, 1952.

The tour returned to Chicago in 1955, this time playing at the Opera House. The second run in Chicago was to have been three weeks, from Sunday, March 6, 1955, through Saturday, March 26, but it closed a week early after receving negative reviews. The critics complained that the Opera House was too big for the show, and the production was in ragged shape.

This was the final engagement of the tour. The Rodgers and Hammerstein Fact Book incorrectly lists the tour's closing date as March 26, as would have been true if the second Chicago run had not closed a week early.

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