Riverbank Productions Ending Season with “South Pacific”

by Diane Stapley and Lorraine Payette

Riverbank Productions presents a concert-style presentation of the classic musical “South Pacific” this afternoon, Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 pm. Running at the Firehall Theatre, the show was a hit on Broadway in 1949, then made into a movie in 1958 starting Mitzi Gaynor and Rosanno Brazzi.

Set on a U.S. Navy base during the second world war, “South Pacific” centres around the nurses and sailors on the base, telling two very different love stores with one common theme – can people truly overcome their inbred prejudices and accept others for who they really are?

Featuring a fabulous musical score by Richard Rodgers along with the book and lyrics by Arthur Hammerstein, the story is based on James Mitchener’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific”. Songs include “Some Enchanted Evening”, “There Is Nothing Like a Dame”, “Bali H’ai” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy”. Today’s reading features Mo Bock and Jennifer Ego, with Paul Harding accompanying on piano.

“South Pacific” is Riverbank’s final show of the season. Look for a 2014/15 season announcement in September.

Tickets are $10 at the door only. The Firehall is wheelchair accessible, and the bar will be open. Proceeds from the show will go to the Gananoque Legion. Sponsored by the Gananoque Pharmasave. For more info contact Diane Stapley at 613-463-9504.

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