On January 23-25, Dunlap High School’s “Stage 323” will present the timeless musical classic South Pacific. The musical, under the direction of Robin Hunt and music direction of Jill Potts, features 57 students in the cast, 29 students working on backstage crews, and 19 students playing in the orchestra. Students have been busy rehearsing scenes, learning music and dances, building set pieces, designing costumes, focusing lights, and much more since early November. Many parents and community businesses have donated their time and talents to the production as well.
South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. This Tony Award winning musical provided an excellent cross-curricular opportunity for Dunlap High School students to study our nation’s history and the culture of our society at that point in time while preparing a musical that set the standards for the future of theatre in America.
Submitted by: Tom Welsh
Dr. Lisa Parker, Superintendent