Photos: “South Pacific” opens Thursday at North Fork Theatre

07/24/2012 4:00 PM |

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | North Fork Community Theatre presents “South Pacific” beginning Thursday.

North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck sets sail for Bali Ha’i in this year’s Youth on Stage production of “South Pacific,” opening Thursday.

This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, set in an island paradise during World War II, features unforgettable songs — including “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothing LIke a Dame” — and a cast of unforgettable characters, from spunky nurse Nellie Forbush to mysterious planter Emile de Becque, sly souvenir dealer Bloody Mary and lovestruck Lt. Cable.

The story is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by James Michener. The cast of 14- to 22-year-olds is directed by Bob Beodeker; Jake Boergesson is musical director/assistant director, Lucille Naar-Saladino is choreographer and Sherry Beodecker is producer.

Performances are set for July 26-29 and Aug. 2-5 and 9-12. Show time is 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday; Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m. An opening night reception starts at 7 p.m. All tickets are $20. Order online at NFCT.com or call 298-6328.

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