South Pacific

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South Pacific is a story about the American military occupation of a pacific island during WWII. It is a love story and a story about prejudice. But must of all it is an enduring musical. The show produced by Music Theatre Wichita opens on Wednesday, June 11  at Century II. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc attended a rehearsal . . .

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On Wednesday evening, there will be a screening of a documentary film which examines the history of one of Broadway and the cinema’s most popular shows ever, South Pacific. KMUW’s Aileen LeBlanc sat down with director Steven C. Smith to discuss his film “Passion, Prejudice and South Pacific.”

In 1949, post-war audiences saw a musical that was breathtaking in its scope. Soon after, the show’s songs burst onto the hit parade.