South Pacific

June 20 - July 15, 2012

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific is one of the most enchanting musicals of all time.  This all-new production is based on the lavish and breathtaking 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Beloved songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” Don’t miss this American classic that critics hailed as “Flawless,” “Simply Wonderful” and “Gorgeous!”

South Pacific Earns Ten IRNE Award Nominations!

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to announce that its critically acclaimed 2012 production of South Pacific has received 10 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award nominations. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the IRNE’s – and to receive this recognition as we launch into our 81st season is very gratifying,” said Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.


Best Musical

Best Ensemble (Large Theatre)

Best Actress - Jennie Sophia

Best Actor - Branch Fields

Best Director - Shaun Kerrison

Best Choreography - Victor Wisehart

Best Set Design - Michael Yeargan

Best Lighting Design - Richard Latta

Best Sound Design - Jeremy Oleksa

Best Musical Direction - Ken Clifton



"A thoroughly entertaining summer sizzler!"- Portland Press Herald

"An amazing treat for the senses!" -

"As Emile de Becque, operatic bass Branch Fields' performance is mesmerizing!" - Portland Press Herald

"(Jennie) Sophia is a delight!" - Portland Press Herald

"An unforgettable marvel, not to be missed!" - Portland Press Herald