Christine Toy Johnson, Branch Fields, Jennie Sophia, Christopher Johnstone and Hsin-Yu Liao are set for The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, June 20 – July 14, 2012. Opening night is June 21, 2012 at 8pm. The Ogunquit Playhouse is located at 10 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME. Performances are Tuesdays-Sundays. Contact the Box Office at 207-646-5511 orhttp://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org for tickets and showtimes.
Helmed by Shaun Kerrison, this all-new production of South Pacific is based on the lavish and breathtaking 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theatre production, and features musical direction by Ken Clifton and choreography by Victor Wisehart. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Beloved songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” Don’t miss this American classic that critics hailed as “Flawless,” “Simply Wonderful” and “Gorgeous!”
Christine Toy Johnson, who plays Bloody Mary, is an award-winning actress, playwright and filmmaker. Highlights as a performer include featured roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway in The Music Man, Merrily We Roll Along,Pacific Overtures, Greaseand Falsettoland, the national tours of CATS, Flower Drum Song and Bombay Dreams, and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown, the Huntington, Yale Rep, the Ordway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Minnesota Opera and New York City Opera etc. Nearly 100 television appearances include two years as “Lisa West” on “One Life to Live,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Big C,” “Fringe,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Nunsense,” “Nunsense 2,” and many episodes of various Law and Orders.”