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Auditions for South Pacific to be held Sept. 29-30, 2019

South PacificProduction Staff:

  • Director & Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne
  • Musical & Vocal Director: Catherine Snider
  • SBMT Executive Director: Sara K. Dean

Key Dates:

  • First Rehearsal: TBD (Approx March 22, 2020)
  • Load-in: April 26, 2020
  • Opening Night: May 16, 2020
  • Closing Performance & Strike: June 6, 2020


Sunday, September 29 or Monday, September 30, 2019
Location: Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga CA (MAP)

Sunday, September 29

Monday, September 30


By invitation—Tuesday, October 1 (at the theater) and, if needed, Friday, October 4 (at the SBMT Studio), 6:30-10:30 p.m. (MAPS)


32 bars of a song in the style of the show (no songs from the show, please) with sheet music in the correct key. No recordings, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot, resume, accurate conflict calendar, clothes, and shoes comfortable to dance in. All will be expected to stay and dance after their vocal audition.


All performers receive a stipend of $125, payable on closing.


As part of participating in an SBMT production, actors will be expected to commit 6 hours, spread out over 1 or 2 Saturdays, to help build the set. For those physically unable to assist with building or painting, volunteering in other departments is also an option. Food is provided, and it’s a great way to bond with your fellow actors. Your assistance with assembling the sets is how SBMT is able to fund its high quality productions, and we deeply appreciate it. Thank you for your understanding.


If you have questions, please contact auditions@southbaymt.com


South Bay Musical Theatre is committed to inclusivity in our casting process. Actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, body types, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. All roles open.

  • Ensign Nellie Forbush: Age 20-30’s, A spunky, optimistic nurse from Arkansas. Range: Mezzo (A3-C5)
  • Emile De Becque: Age 40-50’s, An expatriate French plantation owner Range: Baritone (A2 – E4)
  • Ngana: young, Age: 6-8 Emile’s daughter, Polynesian and French descent, singing role
  • Jerome:  young, Age 6-8, Emile’s son, character plays Polynesian and French descent, singing role
  • Henry: Age: 30+, his servant, Polynesian, non-singing
  • Bloody Mary: Age 30’s- 50’s. A Polynesian trader, mother to Liat. Range: Alto/ Mezzo
  • Liat: Age late teens. Bloody Mary’s young Polynesian daughter, excellent mover, non-singing
  • Lt. Joseph Cable, United States Marine Corps: Age: 20-30’s.  Boyish, charming, falls in love with Liat, Range: Tenor (E3 – G4)
  • Luther Billis: Age: 20-40’s, Comedic performer.  Range: Baritone
  • Ensemble:  15-20 Male and Female singers & dancers to play a variety of roles including islanders and servicemen & women. The director is interested in inclusive casting for military roles as an opportunity exists.


Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, by James Michener.

When it was released 70 years ago, South Pacific took Broadway by storm, winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Against the dramatic background of an idyllic island in the South Pacific during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein wove together themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a multi-cultural love story that is hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. This Broadway classic, brimming with familiar songs, is proving to be timely in 2019.

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.


South Bay Musical Theatre strives to provide noteworthy entertainment by bringing together a diverse group of participants in an inclusive, collaborative, and nurturing environment. As we share our passion for theatre arts, we endeavor to leave a lasting, positive impression upon our community.

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