A Musical showing May 18 2013 - Jul 06 2013
Winner of 10 Tony Awards, South Pacific is a Broadway classic. Based on stories from Tales of the South Pacific, James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book, South Pacific will transport you to a tropical paradise during World War II. You will fall in love with the characters and rekindle your passion for the phenomenal all-time favorite songs, including “Bali Ha’i”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.” We all know “There is Nothing Like A Dame” and we guarantee that there is nothing quite like South Pacific!
Direction & Choreography by: Valerie Rachelle
Assistant Director: Scott Reardon
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Book by: Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein
Show Times: Thu-Fri-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm
Show Price: Adults: Thu 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm: $25. Fri-Sat 8pm: $28. Seniors: Thu 8pm, Sat-Sun 3pm: $22. Children (16 & younger): $16
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Asia is an actress-singer-dancer-model (SAG eligible). Theater credits include: Pepper in Annie at GCT and at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Tom (imposter) in Fauntleroy at Santa Monica Playhouse , Annie in A Hard Knock Life, and Sidney Grimm in Big Bad Musical. Asia can be seen in commercials, films and music videos. She models as American Girl Ivy Ling for American Girl/Flintridge Guild Fashion Shows. She is trained in voice, hip hop, tap and ballet.
Nikko is thrilled to be making his GCT debut in such wonderful company. Most recent theater credits include: Damn Yankees (Eddie/Linville), Miss Saigon (Thuy), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), and The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky). Nikko thanks the production staff, Fifths, friends, and family for their undying support.
Sam is thrilled to be making his Glendale Centre Theatre debut in South Pacific! Past favorites include: Jack (Into the Woods), Jimmy (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Schroeder (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown). Thanks to my family, friends, cast and crew. Enjoy the show!
Amy graduated from The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She is currently a Junior on a full scholarship at the University of La Verne and an Associate Teacher candidate of Fitzmaurice Voice Work. She recently recorded Final Fantasy 14 the video game as the principle character Minfilia.
Theatre: The Emperor’s New Clothes (Emperor), Love Letters (Andy), Geeks! The Musical (Jordan), and Virginia City! The Musical (Dan DeQuille). Television: COLD CASE, BIG TIME RUSH, SOUTH PARK, and ZOEY 101. Film: STUPID TEENAGERS MUST DIE, SALTWATER, and others. A special thank you to Randy for everything.
Michael is elated to make his GCT debut in such a moving and fun piece! Recent theatrical credits include Miss Saigon (Chris), Meet Me In St. Louis (Pee Wee and Dance Ensemble), Cabaret (Emcee), and Hairspray (Link Larkin). Michael would love to thank the staff for their poise and leadership, the Circle, and his wonderful family.
Shawn is excited to back on the GCT stage after his year hiatus from theatre. He was last seen at GCT playing Hank in The Man with the Pointed Toes and Hook in Peter Pan. This marks his 10th show with GCT. Do I get a blender?
Holly is delighted to return to GCT! She was last seen on this stage as Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other favorite theater performances include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance and Alice in Alice in Wonderland, and Mona (Lipschitz) in Chicago. Enjoy the show!
Carissa Deveza Dizon
Carissa is humbled and honored to be professionally debuting at GCT as Bloody Mary, while currently training at AMDA LA. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their constant support. She would like to dedicate this show to her late grandmother, Lydia.
Jacque L. Herman
Jacque Lamont Herman is ecstatic about his first appearance with GCT. He first thanks the Lord Jesus Christ, his wonderful family and friends, his outstanding church family, and most assuredly his fantastic and supportive wife. Jeremiah 29:11
Jennifer LaPlaca Levin
Jenn is thrilled to join GCT! She grew up performing in CT & NYC and her favorite roles include Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Hope in Urinetown, Kitty in Chicago & Luisa in The Fantasticks. Jenn lives in Glendale & is a producer at THE DOCTORS talk show!
A Japanese national, Hisato has appeared recently in the acclaimed production The Producers as Carmen Ghia, Happy Days: The Musical as Arnold in Fontana, The Man Who Came to Dinner & Heaven Can Wait at GCT. In Japan, he has appeared as Mary Sunshine in the Japan Broadway national tour production of Chicago, following his success in Tommy and Kopit’s Phantom. His other credits include tours of Pacific Overtures with Mako, MAME with Juliet Prowse, 42nd Street with Mariette Hartley. For web series watchers, he is also a regular on Funny or Die Production’s GORBURGER SHOW. An operatic countertenor, his talents have taken him back to Japan for numerous solo concert dates. Thanks to Lings, Ocean & Brian.
James has been performing for thirteen years and is glad to be working once again with the Glendale Centre Theatre family. His previous credits include Billy Crocker (Anything Goes), Disney Cruise Line, Huckleberry Finn (Big River), Dennis (All Shook Up), and Cliff (Cabaret). His thanks go out to his family and friends for their consistent show of support.
Ryan Clifford McMahon
Ryan is very excited to be a part of GCT’s South Pacific’s cast! He’d like to thank Valerie for giving him the opportunity to shine on stage and his mother and Pete for supporting him thought the hard times. Break a leg cast!
Trenton has never performed before this production, but has really enjoyed the experience. He enjoys singing and dancing and has found the challenge of a live show thrilling. He would like to thank the Glendale Centre Theatre family for welcoming him and providing him this exciting experience!
Sarah has a Theatre BA from USC. She recently shot an episode of the award winning webseries THE VAULT, did a reading at REDCAT, and shot a motion capture cartoon. Favorite Roles: Adriana (Comedy of Errors), Florinda (The Rover), Deborah (A Kind of Alaska), Gertrude (Seussical), Dainty June (Gypsy).
Courtney is very happy to be making her GCT debut! She is also thrilled to be working with longtime friends Valerie Rachelle and James Xavier again. Favorite musical theater credits have included Les Miserables, Nunsense, Annie Warbucks, The Pajama Game, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, and Guys and Dolls.
Courtney is so very excited to tread the GCT boards for the first time! Notable credits: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Joseph … Dreamcoat (Narrator), and The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier). Love to friends & family! www.courtneypotter.com
This is Heather’s GCT debut! Heather spent seven years performing on Broadway in such hits as Les Miserables and Jersey Boys (where she shares a Grammy and Tony Award with her original cast). She thanks her family, BYU, Broadway Brunch, GCT, her Heavenly Father, and of course the love of her life, Zach.
Rob Schaumann has studied voice in many styles and is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse Theatrical School and a SAG/AFTRA member with credits including commercials, film and TV, but he really enjoys the stage. “I am honored to be working with such an amazing production team and talented cast.”
Sawami is happy to be back with GCT again. She has performed Musicals and Plays in Japan and other countries. She appeared in Wicked (Glinda), Les Miserables (Eponine), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Fiddler on the Roof etc… She is also a singer who performs many styles. (Musical,Pop, Jazz, R&B and Rock)
Mr. Thwaits is honored to return once again to GCT. Some of his favorite theatre credits include: Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat, The title role in Jekyll & Hyde, Bill Starbuck in The Rainmaker, Odysseus in Rock Odyssey, Lancelot in Camelot, and David in Howard Crabtree’s zany musical When Pigs Fly. Mr. Thwaits is also an accomplished professor of Film, Media and Music at Mount St. Mary’s College. He is Executive Producer of the documentary “Tamale Road” (Camino Tamalero) which was recently featured on CNN and is currently awaiting international distribution.
James Paul Xavier
James is happy to be returning to the GCT family. For those of you with a better memory than his, you might remember him as LeFou in Beauty & the Beast a few years back. Other theatres: PCPA, Lucid by Proxy, Morgan Wixson Theatre and Theatrevolution.
John David Wallis
John David Wallis is a certified massage therapist and a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a BFA in Theater. Interestingly enough, he played Stewpot in his very first musical theater performance at Woodrow Wilson Junior High. Past credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Mr. Mushnik); Guys & Dolls (Sky Masterson); and Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon).
Justin is excited to join Glendale Centre Theatre for the summer! Past shows include: Grease (Kenickie) at El Camino College; Urinetown (Lockstock) at Morgan-Wixson Theatre; Absinthe, Opium, and Magic (Clown) with the Grand Guignolers; She Stoops to Conquer (Hastings) at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. http://www.justinwaggle.com