The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Show Description:
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the perils of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Émile. When she learns that the mother of his children was an island native, she finds herself unable to turn her back on her ingrained prejudices, and refuses his offer of  marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable—driven by the same fears that haunt Nellie—denies himself the fulfillment of a future with a Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love.  When Émile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie must reconcile her prejudice with the opportunity for her own chance at happiness. In the inimitable R&H way, virtually every song was a hit, including “There Is Nothing like a Dame,” “Bali Ha’i,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” the heartfelt “Younger than Springtime,” the iconic “Some Enchanted Evening,” and the mind-opening “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.”

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Ticket Information
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June 15 - August 9

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$10-$55 Reserved Seating

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The Ohio Light Opera
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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