North Sevier presenting ‘South Pacific’

Luther Billis, played by Ikaika Ogden, left, and Nellie Forbush, played by Emma Syme, recite lines for the upcoming North Sevier High School production of “South Pacific” during a rehearsal Oct. 31, in Salina.

SALINA — North Sevier High School’s students are rehearsing for a production of “South Pacific,” which is set to debut later this month.

The period musical is composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is set in the South Pacific during World War II.

The musical is based on a 1947 novel written by James Michener, “Tales of the South Pacific,” which won a pulitzer prize.

The play also won 10 Tony awards during its time on Broadway.

Faculty director Ken Wayman has recruited 43 students to this year’s musical, as well as several parent volunteers. 

Performances of the play are slated at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23, with a matinee Nov. 23, at 1 p.m.

All performances will be in the NSHS auditorium, 350 West 400 North, Salina. 

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