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South Pacific Makes Jacksonville Debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – South Pacific is making its Jacksonville debut at the Florida Times Union Center's Moran Theater, playing from Oct. 11 to 16 as the opening production of the 2011-2012 Artist Series' Broadway Season in Jacksonville.

The new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater Production based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Tales of the South Pacific.

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples -- U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl Liat -- and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.

There will be eight performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific during its stop in Jacksonville.Ticket sales are available online with instant seat selection by visiting The Artist Series' website: www.artistseriesjax.org. Tickets range in price from $27 to $70 and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (904) 632-3228 or contacting groupsales@fscj.edu.