South Pacific

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Joshua Logan, Oscar Hammerstein II
Opened: April 7, 1949
At: Majestic Theatre, NY
Starring: Mary Martin
Awards: 1950 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Libretto, Best Original Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Producer (Musical), Best Director)
1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

South Pacific is a musical, and this is a general overview of that musical.


Act I[]

This is a summary of act I

Act II[]

This is a summary of act II.


  • Original Broadway Production: 7 April 1949 - 16 January 1954
  • Broadway Revival: 3 April 2008

Song List[]

Act 1[]

  1. Dites-Moi Pourquoi ~Ngana and Jerome
  2. A Cockeyed Optimist ~Ensign Nellie Forbush
  3. Twin Soliloquies ~Ensign Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque
  4. Some Enchanted Evening ~Emile de Becque
  5. Bloody Mary Is the Girl I Love ~Sailors, Seabees, and Marines
  6. There is Nothing Like a Dame ~Luther Bills, Sailors, Seabees, and Marines
  7. Bali Ha'i ~Bloody Mary
  8. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair ~Ensign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
  9. I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy ~Ensign Nellie Forbush and Nurses
  10. Younger than Springtime ~Lt. Joseph Cable
  11. Act I Finale ~Ensign Nellie Forbush and Emile De Beque

Act 2[]

  1. Soft Shoe Dance ~Nurses and Seabees
  2. Happy Talk ~Bloody Mary, Lt. Joseph Cable, and Liat
  3. Honey Bun ~Ensign Nellie Forbush and Luther Bills
  4. You've Got to Be Taught ~Lt. Joseph Cable
  5. This Nearly Was Mine ~Emile De Beque
  6. Some Enchanted Evening ~Ensign Nellie Forbush
  7. Act II Finale

Character List[]

Bloody Mary
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.
Captain George Brackett, U.S.N.

Amateur Productions[]

This is a place to list community, high school, semi-professional, etc. productions, along with the dates.