South Pacific opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

Photo Credit Kathy Sandham(photo credit Kathy Sandham)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – South Pacific opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

Some enchanted evening awaits all who come to see a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical South Pacific opening this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater in Madison.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener, South Pacific is set in an island paradise during World War II.  Worlds collide and love survives as two relationships are threatened by war and long-held prejudices.

The show features such all-time favorite melodies as Bali Ha’i, Some Enchanted Evening and I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.

South Pacific is directed by Brendan Sandham who has directed and performed in numerous productions at Rabbit Run, Fine Arts Association, Geauga Lyric Theater Guild and The Beck Center.

“Having visited the South Pacific, I was struck by the great beauty of the region,” said Sandham.  “We have tried to replicate that sense of beauty into the set and in the overall look and feel of the show.”

“The actors have all embraced their characters wonderfully.  Lindsay Leonard as Nellie Forbush and Brian Altman as Emile de Becque have added a humanity and realism to characters that can sometimes appear cartoonish.  Josh Dean as the wheeling-dealing Billis, has found dimensions to his character that are both delightful and fun to watch.”

Also performing in the show are Lincoln Sandham as Lieutenant Joe Cable, Carly Post as Liat and Maria Lister Lyons as Bloody Mary.

New this year patrons may take advantage of a dinner/theater package with Bistro 70 in Painesville.  A specially selected three-course menu offering five entrees, an appetizer, dessert as well as a theater ticket make up this $55 a person package (tax and tip are additional).  Reservations for this package may be made by calling Bistro 70 at 440-352-7070.  It is recommended reservations be made 48-hours in advance.  Package is subject to availability.  Bistro 70 is located at 70 N. St. Clair St., Painesville, OH.

South Pacific opens Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, July 12.  Tickets for all performances are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line  Tickets are $22/adult and $20/senior, student.  For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the new picnic pavilion or courtyards.

All shows begin at 8 p.m.  Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH.  Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Behm Family Funeral Home and Damon Morgan Corporation.


5648 W. Chapel Rd.
Madison, OH 44057
Box office: 440-428-7092
Group Sales: 440-428-5913

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