Even if you've never seen the stage production, watched the film or read James A. Michener's book on which it is based, chances are you're at least a little familiar with Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific
. Centered on the relationship woes of U.S. Naval workers stationed in Polynesia during World War II, the plot's treatment of race and prejudice was revolutionary for its late 1940s debut, helping secure ten Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. But it's melodies like "Some Enchanted Evening" and "There's Nothing Like a Dame" that endure as beloved classics that everyone knows. South Pacific opens
at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1678 or www.fabulousfox.com
). The show continues every day except Monday through Sunday, November 21. Tickets are $28 to $70. You might be able to wash that man right out of your hair, but getting these songs out of your head is another story altogether.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 9. Continues through Nov. 21, 2010