AUBURN, N.Y. (August 7, 2019) — The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its third production this season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s legendary musical, South Pacific. The show runs August 7 through August 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
The original Broadway production of South Pacific ran for 1,925 performances and won 10 Tony Awards, with the film adaptation winning 3 Academy Awards.
South Pacific is directed by Scott Weinstein with William Carlos Angulo as Choreographer and Corinne Aquilina as Musical Director.
South Pacific will feature a scenic design by Jeffrey Kmiec, sound design by Ed Chapman, lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski, costume design by Tiffany Howard, and wig design by Alfonso Annotto.
The cast of South Pacific will feature Sarah Ellis (FLMTF: Ghost: The Musical, Nat’l Tour: A Gentleman’s Guide…) as Nellie Forbush and Christopher Carl (Broadway: South Pacific, Tarzan, Mamma Mia!, FLMTF: Les Miz, Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street) as Emile de Becque. Bloody Mary will be played by Melody Butiu (Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Public Theatre / Seattle Rep: Here Lies Love), with Michael Deni (Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl) as Lt. Joseph Cable and Todd Thurston (Broadway: Ragtime, Nat’l Tour: La Cage aux Folles, Little House on the Prairie) as Capt. Brackett. Reed Campbell (Nat’l Tour: Nice Work if You Can Get It) will play Luther Billis, with Travis Mitchell (Nat’l Tour: Catch Me If You Can) as Cmdr. Harbison, Rachel Wong (Int’l Tour: The Illusionists) as Liat, Jake Mills (FLMTF: Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn, Parade) as Adams, and Kyle Caress (FLMTF: Grand Hotel) as Henri. The South Pacific ensemble will feature: Jared Alexander, Stephen Allen, Jodi Bluestein, Matthew Curiano, Jodie Ann Evans, Tara Feeley, Evan Woods Gunter, Alexandria Irejio, Jeanette Minson, Nathan Richardson, Jacob Roberts-Miller, Benjamin Toomer, Joseph Valle-Hoag, and Christine Zavakos.
This year marks the company’s 61st season which also includes upcoming productions of Working, a Musical (September 4 – 21), and Loch Ness, a New Musical (September 28 – October 13).
About Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival:
Headquartered in Auburn, NY, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is a dynamic arts organization committed to creating theatrical experiences at the highest levels of artistic integrity. It leverages the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness and cultural development in its community and in the region. The Festival is situated in the picturesque Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York. Four hours from NYC and located between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is one of the largest producing musical theatre organizations in New York State, outside of New York City. Find Merry Go Round Finger Lakes Music Theatre on Facebook, follow @FingerLakesMTF on Twitter and Instagram and visit www.FingerLakesMTF.com.