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South Pacific coming to Centennial Park 

Community performance is Sept 20-21

South PacificPASO ROBLES – The Paso Robles REC Foundation invites the public to enjoy one of the most enchanting musicals of all time—Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific—Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at the beautiful, outdoor Centennial Park Amphitheater.

Be swept away to a romantic tropical island with such beloved show tunes as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Bali Ha’I,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”

Following last year’s highly acclaimed production of Man of La Mancha, the REC Foundation has again hired Director Cynthia Anthony to join creative forces with Producer Laurie Zenobio and Musical Director Paso native Cactus Sam Harris.

In addition, the production features outstanding local talent—Veronica Surber as perky Nellie Forbush, Jacob Shearer as Emile deBecque, Sean McCallon as rascal Luther Billis, Daniel Lewis as romantic Marine lieutenant Joe Cable and Laura Schaeffer as his beloved Liat, Janine Ellich as the incomparable Bloody Mary and Brett Boyle as Commander Brackett.

Twenty additional performers round out the cast. Also contributing creatively to the production are local business Paso Bamboo for set decoration and the Estrella Warbird Museum for authentic military props.

Curtain time is 7 pm. Please bring low-backed beach chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn and a picnic, if desired. Wine, donated by J. Lohr, and soda will be sold at the event.

Admission to this amazing theatrical production is free, but donations will be collected during intermission to support the Foundation’s Downtown Park Playground renovation campaign. For more information, please contact Lynda Holt, Recreation Services Manager, at 237-3987 or Cynthia Anthony, at (805) 610-0786. “Even after 50 plus years, this musical is still compelling!” Anthony promises.

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