South Pacific

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Weekday Matinee Series -
Classic Movies and Musicals

South Pacific

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 15 February 2016

Don’t miss this romantic musical film adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical back on the big screen.

Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he’s fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him. After she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, she fears that Emile may not return alive.

All this amorous activity, with the attendant problems of interracial romance, provide fodder for the some of Rodger & Hammerstein’s most famous and well-loved tunes, including “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “Bali Ha’i,” and “Got to Be Taught to Hate.”

Tickets include tea and biscuits (Served from 10am – 10:30am)

Year: 1958
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox

Dates & Times:
Monday 15 February
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am


Rossano Brazzi
Mitzi Gaynor
John Kerr
Juanita Hall
France Nuyen
Ray Walston


Directed by:
Joshua Logan

Produced by:
Buddy Adler

Screenplay by:
Paul Osborn

Based on South Pacific by:
Oscar Hammerstein II

Tales of the South Pacific by:
James A. Michener

Music by:
Richard Rodgers (Music)
Oscar Hammerstein II (Lyrics)


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Approximately 2 hours 37 minutes (Including interval), plus tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $12
Sidekicks Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00

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