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The Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society Presents

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Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Htoimerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan j Adapted from James A Michener’s Pulitzer Prize W inning'^ales of the South Pacific”! This production given by permission of Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library ^ |f f

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Hon. Wardrobe Management Dympna Bevan and Arthur Salmon Assisted by Dympna Egar, Dodo O’Hagan, and Mary Snedker Hair & Make-up Muriel Bell Production Secretary Brendan Galvin

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Jam es A. Michener and South Pacific Jam es A. Michener served as a Senior Officer in the CI.S. Navy. Almost all of his sea service tours were in the Pacific, during which he visited most of the U.S. Marineoccupied islands. He was shot down in the Pacific and was rescued. When asked if he was frightened, he replied “Mo - 1 expected to be saved; I’ve spoken well of the ocean in my books, and expected courtesy in return”. On his retirement, he published Tales o f the South Pacific (1951) in paperback. Strangely, this did not include his story of South Pacific. However, the bones of the work remained in his mind, so he put it to paper and first offered it to Metro Goldwyn Mayer who turned it down as not interesting enough for filming. One of the MGM producers who realised it could work on Broadway took the work to Rodgers and Hammerstein and a leading director, Joshua Logan. All displayed interest. Michener noted that the producer offered him 500 CIS dollars “for all the theatrical rights” but, although in need of money, settled for royalties at one per cent. At this stage, Rodgers and Hammerstein were enjoying the success of Oklahoma which was written as Green Grow the Lilacs, and were a little slow to embark on the lyrics and music of a new production. At one stage, they realised they needed a song to convey the mood of the Pacific, to go with the book’s reference to Bali Ha’i. Rodgers went to the piano and with two fingers picked out notes that corresponded to the pronunciation of the words. He described the show as of action, rowdy, tragic and romantic. Seeing the show on Broadway from backstage catching as much of the action as he could, his recollection was of being thrilled to watch the actors, first as ordinary people in costumes then as make-believe characters. The transformation was magical. Let us tonight take you to the Pacific; we hope you will enjoy it, and feel that South Pacific is really magical again.

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The President and Council of the Eye and Ear Hospital would like to thank the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society for giving them the opportunity to be part of the Opening Night of South Pacific and wish them every success. In 1997 the Eye and Ear Hospital will be celebrating its Centenary. The year will be marked with many events - both scientific meetings and social occasions. The Eye and Ear Hospital was established in Dublin in 1897 by the amalgamation of the National Eye and Ear Infirmary Ireland and St. Mark’s Ophthalmic Hospital and Dispensary for Diseases of the Eye and Ear. The National Infirmary was founded in 1814 by Sir William Wilde, father of Oscar. The Eye and Ear Hospital is a public Voluntary Hospital. Today, the Eye and Ear Hospital is justly regarded as a centre of excellence for the treatment of diseases of the eye and ear, nose and throat. In 1997 the Eye and Ear Hospital celebrates 100 years of successful development and service to the public. It is true to say that few hospitals inspire as much loyalty and it is approaching its Centenary and the next Millennium with vigour and optimism.


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The Story of

^ eu ik Ic The action of the play takes place on two islands in the South Pacific Ocean during the Second World War. There is a week’s lapse of time between the two acts. The cast com prises GS sailors, seabees, marines, officers, nurses and islanders. The plot is concerned with two love stories - the main story is that of the love of Emile de Becque, a middle-aged French planter and Nellie Forbush, a young GS Navy nurse. The second love story is that of the love of Lt. J o e Cable, a GS Marine Corps. Officer for Liat, a beautiful Tonkinese girl, daughter of Bloody Mary, a stall-keeper and supplier of various items to the Marines. Nellie and Emile’s love affair is going well until Nellie discovers, to her horror, that Emile’s first wife (now dead) and m other of his two children, was a Polynesian. The sam e racial prejudice intervenes between Cable and Liat when Bloody Mary suggests that they marry. Deeply disappointed at losing Nellie - Emile agrees to go with Cable on a dangerous mission behind Japan ese lines. Their mission is successful but Cable is killed and Emile reported missing. Nellie then realises that her love for Emile is stronger than her racial prejudice. As the Marines “move out” to attack the Japanese, Emile is rescued. He and Nellie are re-united and one love story ends happily. With a male chorus of marines and sailors whose rousing chorus in praise of “D am es” is a show stopper and a female chorus of navy nurses who sing of “A Wonderful Guy” the show is laden with attractive numbers. Over the years som e of these have becom e standards of the musical theatre. Songs like “Younger Than Springtime”, “Som e Enchanted Evening”, “Happy Talk”, “Honey Bun”, “This Nearly Was Mine”, “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-A My Hair” and the evocative “Bali H’ai” make a m ost enjoyable evening.


BRENDA BROOKS Over the past five years Brenda has played many leading roles in musicals including Maria in The Sound of Music and Nancy in Oliver. Her performance as Sally Bowles won her the AIMS Award for Best Actress and Runner-up for Best Overall Performance. Her television appearances include the starring role in Different Dreams, the RTE Christmas Special. Brenda will be appearing in the AIMS concert in the National Concert Hall in December. More recently, Brenda has com pleted The Hot Mikado for which she won the WLOF Award for Best Comedian. You may spot Brenda singing jazz for other people’s supper in many well known night spots.

AIDAN CONWAY Aidan was born in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and m ade his first stage appearance as Samuel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates o f Penzance. He has since gone on to undertake such roles as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Joh n /Ju d as in Godspell, Curley in Oklahoma!, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Narrator in The Yellow Man and Anthony Hope in Sondheim ’s S w een ey Todd at the National Concert Hall. Last May he played the part of Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story for which he received an AIMS nomination for Best Male Singer. He has been a soloist with the ESB Musical Society for the last two years in their presentation for the concert series Sum m er Song at the National Concert Hall. At the sam e venue in 1995 and with Taliaght Choral Society, he sang the role of Aeneas in the opera D ido & Aeneas to celebrate the Purcell Tercentenary. Earlier this year, Aidan received critical acclaim for his performance of Dr. Frank N. Furter in Michael Scott’s production of the The R ocky Horror S h ow at the Tivoli Theatre. Most recently, he played the role of Young Buddy in the Irish premiere of Sondheim ’s Follies at the National Concert Hall, also directed by Michael Scott and starring Broadway legends Lorna Luft and Millicent Martin and West End stars Dave Willets, Mary Millar and Rebecca Storm. This is Aidan’s second appearance with the R & R Musical Society, having appeared as a soloist in their concert presentation One Enchanted Evening.


JACKIE CURRAN OLOHAN Daughter of Josephine Scanlon and Chris Curran, Jackie has distinguished herself as a performer, musician, music director and chorus master. Her musical education thrived under Sr. Agnes Cecilia at St. Mary’s College, Arklow, the College of Music and GCD. She has been Music Director w ith DAYMS in many show premieres including Zorba, The H ired Man, M ost Happy Fella, Anything Goes, Into the Woods, La Cage awe Folles and A Chorus Line. She has been awarded Best Music Director at the 1992 Waterford international Festival of Light Opera for her work on Sondheim ’s Into the Woods and this, with conducting her father in the production of Annie at the Olympia she regards as her highlights to date. Jackie has made many solo appearances in the NCH and works regularly on television and radio. Her appearances include Kenny Live, Eurosong, Live at Three and RTE FM3’s Concert Choice. Most recently she was Music Director for the O lym pia’s production of The King and I. She teaches music at Our Lady’s School in Rathnew.

EVELYN DOYLE Evelyn was born in Athlone, Co. Westmeath and having lived in Dublin for many years, she studied Music in GCD. In 1975 she gained an ALCM Piano Diplom a and then in 1978 added LTCL in solo singing to her achievements. A Gold Medal winner at Peis Ceoil, Evelyn has her name on m any cups and trophies throughout the country. Music theatre is one of her favourites, her roles include Mancy in O liver w ith Gorey Musical Society, directed by Ray Jeffries, Dolly in Hello D o lly ! with Avonmore Musical Society, Arklow, Queenie and Julie in S how Boat. This is Evelyn’s third tim e playing ‘‘Bloody Mary” , having played w ith Gorey in 1994 and Avonmore Arklow in 1989. For the summers of 1994 and 1995 she has starred in the Acorn Productions Sum m er Cabaret, in the Courtown Hotel, Co. Wexford. She has worked as Music Director and Soloist over the years and is currently singing w ith the Wexford Festival Singers. Evelyn is teaching music and training choirs at St. Mary’s College, Arklow. She is married to Jim , and has two children Simon and Stephanie.


EAMON GLANCY Born in Dublin, Eam on began to study dram a with Ann Kavanagh in 1980. Since then he has played and directed with various musical and drama groups. Musical roles include, Curley in Oklahoma!, Bratt in H ow to Succeed, Ernest Ludwig and Clifford Bradshaw in two separate versions of Cabaret, Motel in Fiddler on the R oof and Tobias Ragg in Sondheim ’s S w een ey Todd at the National Concert Hall. Drama roles include, R. P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the C uckoo’s Nest, Barry Kent in Adrian Mole Aged 13^/4 and Gareth Private in Philadelphia Here I Come! He has also directed Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the R oo f H ow to Succeed in Business Without R eally Trying and Hello Dolly as well as several plays. He is currently studying singing with Dr. Veronica Dunne in the Leinster School of Music, and his next role is that of Lee Harvey Oswald in Stephen Sondheim ’s musical Assassins in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College in December.

GEAROID GRANT Gearoid studied music with the late Dr. J. O ’Reilly in the College of Music and graduated with a B.Mus. from GCD. Subsequently, he studied conducting with, am ong others, George Hurst in London. Since then he has worked as conductor, music director and arranger for m ost Irish theatrical com panies in works ranging from Mozart to Sondheim. At present, he is resident conductor with the has appeared as guest conductor with the O rchestra, Our Lady’s Choral Society, Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Concert

R & R. Gearoid Irish Chamber the National Orchestra.

MARINA KEALY Marina is delighted to be appearing in her first featured role in this R & R production of South Pacific. In recen t years she has appeared in m any major productions here in the Gaiety and in the Olympia. She has also performed on national television in The Late Late S how , Bibi Baskin and in four national Tops of the Town finals. Choreography is now Marina’s main interest and she has choreographed many shows, one of which reached the national final of Tops o f the Town. This year she received an AIMS nomination for Choreography in the Bank of Ireland’s Grease.


RITA KEALY Rita was born in Dublin and trained and danced with the famous choreographer Alice Dalgarno. She has choreographed for many musical societies throughout the country and this is her seventh season to work with the R&R. Rita has also worked in films and television including the RTE Proms. She has won many awards for her work including Best Choreographer at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera on four separate occasions. She has also been awarded Best Choreographer with AIMS. Rita choreographed the Irish Distillers Tops of the Town which won the National Final on RTE.

RHYS KERRIGAN Rhys has been involved in drama since his schooldays. He first appeared in the Gaiety in 1987 as part of a variety group competition. Most recently he has played Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and Pharoah in Joseph and the Am azing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Rhys has appeared in the R & R productions of The Pirates o f Penzance and My Fair Lady and he is looking forward to playing ‘Stewpot’ in this year’s production of South Pacific.

JOEY LEGASPI Joey was born in the Philippines. He has performed in films and television productions including, In the N am e o f the Father, Spacetm ckers, Moll Flanders, Glenroe, and Cold in the Streets. Joey is pleased to be playing in South Pacific.


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CMDR. WILLIAM HARBISON, US Navy

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Leona McEvoy, Norah Walsh, Lisa Vard, Mags McGrath, Maeve Mooney, Doreen Finn, Margaret Gallen, Ursula O ’Byrne

SAILORS, SEABEES, MARINES

Paul Clarkin, Fergus Beary, Liam Carroll, Michael Feighery, Paul Bolger, Hugh Kelly, Brian Newell, Eamon O ’Sullivan, Eam onn Murphy, Padraic Brady, Peter Fitzgerald

Other parts played by m em bers of the company. The action o f the pla y takes place on tw o islands in the South Pacific during World War II. There is one w e e k ’s lapse of tim e betw een the acts.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE In December 1941, the Jap an ese launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This action drew America into the Second World War. While the US Navy were rebuilding their strength, Jap an ese forces m ade spectacular advances through the islands of the W estern Pacific threatening Australia. The US Navy established bases on islands just south of the Jap an ese forward positions, and m any m o n th s of stalemate ensued. The action of South Pacific takes place during this period, on two of the islands in the New Hebrides group. Most of the characters are m em bers of the US fighting forces: sailors, marines, seabees, nurses etc.(“S eabees” were sailors who served in the Construction Battalion, hence their acronym, C.B.; they were responsible for the construction and maintenance of Navy bases and their equipment.) We also m eet m en and women native to the islands; and “Bloody Mary” and her daughter Liat, who are from Tonkin China, (now known as Vietnam), three thousand miles to the north. AW


MICHAEL LOUGHLIN Michael has played many roles in drama, pantomime and m usicals since the age of ten. Although in m ost recent times he has been principally involved in producing school performances and singing bass with his group “Rhapsody”, he has played leads in many musicals including, The Gondoliers, N ew Moon, No, No, Nanette and The Golden Years. He was nom inated by AIMS, for the critic’s special award, for his role as Giuseppe in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. His last involvement with the show South Pacific was as producer with Wicklow Musical Society in 1993 .

ARTHUR McGAURAN Arthur has been involved in over seventy musical productions since he started at the tender age of 17. In that time he was nominated for four AIMS Awards culminating in the Best Supporting Actor Award for J u d Fry in Oklahoma. His successes on stage include such parts as Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld, the King in the King and I, J o e in S h o w Boat and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, which is his favourite part. He has com peted in four international festivals of light opera and has been the recipient of the Gold Medal for Bass Solo in the Feis Mathew. In the last few years he has directed a num ber of musicals and was a founder m em ber of the Celbridge Musical Society.


GARRY MOUNTAINE As a baritone Garry inas appeared with ail the major musical societies in Dublin and around the country playing roles as diverse as Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He has won many awards for his work as an actor and singer, including the AIMS Award for Best Actor, Best Male Singer Award and also the award for Best Overall Performance in a Musical. Garry studies with Dr. Veronica Dunne at the Leinster School of Music and has played Figaro in the RIAM productions of The Marriage o f Figaro and The Barber o f Seville. Previous roles include Ramades in The Risen People at the Gaiety, Dancairo in Carmen at the National Concert Hall, a Traveller in Mahagony Songspiel for the Opera Theatre Company, Wilfred Shadbolt and Pooh Bah in Yeomen o f the Guard and The Mikado for D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at Sadlers Wells, London, In Company with Sondheim at the NCH, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Gaiety and most recently Joe Keller in All My Sons at Andrews Lane Theatre. Television and radio include The Late Late Show , Live at Three, concerts for BBC Radio and Yeomen o f the Guard and The Mikado for BBC Television. R & R productions include Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, Yeomen o f the Guard and My Fair Lady.

KILLIAN O’DOWD Killian is delighted to return to the Gaiety with the R & R, having played Harry in last year’s M y Fair Lady. He comes from a varied musical background and has featured in such shows as Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon, The Pirates o f Penzan.ce and the Wesley Burrows musical Carrie, where he played the leading role of Heloise. He has also taken part in the Gay Byrne Gala Concerts and The Bank o f Ireland RTE Proms. His most recent appearance on stage was in this very show as Lt. Cable with Kilmacud Musical Society in the spring of this year.


JOANNE O’HAGAN Joanne is an lionours graduate of Drama Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She was a highly active member of the Dublin University Musical and Dramatic Society where she directed and produced the Trinity musical for three consecutive years under the guidance of the late Heather Hewson. More recently Joanne is working primarily in television and film production as a Production Manager. Her theatrical training and interest has been maintained by her participation with the R & R over the past four years, both in production and performance. This year Joanne is delighted to be repeating her dual role with the R & R as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for South Pacific.

ANDREW WICKES Andrew Wickes comes from London, and divides his time between directing, acting and writing. In recent years, he has been associated with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, directing HMS Pinafore, Trial By Jury, lolanthe, Gilbert & Sullivan A Lm Carte, The Mikado (televised on BBC2) and The Yeomen o f the Guard. He has also worked with the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, Kent Opera, Scottish Opera, and in particular with Opera North, for whom he has directed Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giouanni and Tosca. Productions elsewhere include Aida (Newcastle), II Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi (Leeds), Cost fan tutte (Birmingham), Faust and II Barbiere di Siviglia (London), Curlew River (Cambridge), Jeans and Giovanni (BBC2 TV opera workshop), and a Haydschumanniade with Sir Peter Pears (Snape); he was the Associate Director on the 1988 York M ystery Plays, and on the 1989 Earls Court Carmen, which he subsequently revived in Tokyo. He has also directed a number of plays, including A Tale o f Two Cities and The History o f Tom Jones (Sheffield), The Tyrant (London) and Exit Pursued B y A Bear (Edinburgh). He has appeared as an actor all over Britain and in the West End of London: roles include Narrator in The Soldier’s Tale, Samiel in Der Freischiitz, Orsini-Rosenberg in Amadeus, Salieri in Mozart and Salieri, Bartolo in The Marriage o f Figaro, The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, Manuel Estrada in Lady Be Good!, Walter Furst in William Tell, The Friend in A Respectable Wedding, Kunz in A Patriot for Me, and both Chauvelin and Lambert in The Scarlet Pimpernel. His writing includes translations of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme/tAoWeTe and Don Giouanni/Qazzaniga, and stage adaptations of The Oz Trial, Shakespeare Follies, A Christmas CaroZ/Dickens, The York Mystery Plays, A Tale o f Two Ci(ies/Dickens and The History o f Tom Jones/Fielding. Andrew currently teaches acting and stagecraft in London, at Trinity College of Music and The National Opera Studio. Last year, he directed My Fair Lady for the R & R, and is delighted to be back in Dublin for South Pacific.


AIDAN FFRENCH This is Aidan’s second year with the R & R, having played George in last year’s M y Fair Lady. He has recently been on stage with Danny La Rue at the Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man in a Daikey Players’ production.

BRENDAN GALVIN This is Brendan’s seventh season with the R & R, having appeared in shows such as The M ikado, The Pirates o f Penzance and M y Fair Lady in which he played the part of the butler, and most recently as Giorgio in The Gondoliers. He is a member of Coolmine Musical Society and has played the lead in the last three pantomimes.

MAURICE HEALY This is Maurice’s fourth season with the R & R. He has also appeared in Cooiock Musical Society and has performed in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof and C alam ity Jane.

ROBERT KEOGH This is Robert’s first appearance with the R & R and is a relative newcomer to the stage. He is also a member of Coolmine Musical Society and has performed in shows such as Bugsy M alone with other groups.

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Usherettes/Ushers: Mary Vickers, Ciaran Geoghegan, Andrew Peters, Stephen Norton, Keith Loscher, Paula McDonnell, Therese Donohue, Barbara O ’Boyle, Trevor Kinch, Adam Bracken, Patrick Vicers.

Staff: Jo a n Boles, May Benton, Sinead Goldsboro, Niamh Puirseil, Ju d e O ’Reilly, Sandra Burton Shaw, Paula Boyle, Erica Fleming, Charlene Hipwell, Robert Dee, Stephen McCullough, Jenny Candy, Jan on O ’Reilly, Sarah Cullen.

INFORMATION SERVICES BOOKING INFORMATION: T he Box Office is open M onday-Saturday 1 la m -7 p m for advance bookings. Credit C ard bookings a c c e p te d by telep h o n e 677 1717. Postal bookings are processed in order of receipt. Please m ake c h eq u e s payable to Gaiety Theatre and enclose SAE or add po stag e to your remittance. GIFT VOUCHERS: May be purchased a t th e Box Office. LATECOMERS: In respo n se to general request, latecom ers will not be adm itted until a suitable break in the perform ance. FIRE PROCEDURE: In th e event of an em ergency, please follow th e instructions of the staff, who are trained in evacuation procedure, and walk quickly to the nearest fire exit which is clearly m arked. GENERAL INFORMATION: Sm oking is prohibited in the auditorium. G lasses a n d bottles m ay n ot be brought into the auditorium. The u se of cam eras and tap e recorders is prohibited. KIOSK: T he Gaiety Kiosk is situated in th e foyer and is open before th e perform ance a n d during the interval. T he kiosk sto c k s m in erals a n d confectionery. ICES: ices are sold on e ac h level of th e auditorium during th e interval. F o r th e b en efit of party organisers, orders m ay be placed in advance. BARS: Bars are situated o n the Parterre, Dress Circle a n d Grand Circle levels. All bars are open half an hour before the perform ance a n d during the interval. T o avoid q u e u in g for your interval d rinks, you m ay pre-order your drinks and reserve a table in any of th e bars. The interval order form is displayed in the foyer and in each bar. Coffee is available.

The Gaiety wish to acknowledge the support of Pollock Decorations Ltd., HGW Paints and Lever Brothers.

At the end of the perform ance, Jo h n B’s Bar on the Parterre level will remain open. The Gaiety bars offer an attractive setting for C o n ferences, P ress Receptions, Fashion Show s and Meetings. T he M anagem ent reserves the right to refuse adm ission and to m ake any alteratio n in th e c a s t or program m e which may be rendered necessary by illness or other unavoidable cause.


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SOUTH PACIFIC 5th-16th NOVEMBER 1996