2004

South Pacific - Salad Days

South Pacific

The Synopsis

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 fulfilment of a future with innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love, out of the same fears that Nellie has. Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life. Nellie realises that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices,

The Production Team

Director – Terry Lyons

Choreographer – Lisa Suleiman

Musical Director – Jeff Fisher

Rehearsal Pianist – Helen Short

The Cast

Michelle Jericevich (Nellie), John Nicolis (Emile), David Russell (Joe), Jonathan Barons (Luther Billis), Bernadette Baran (Bloody Mary), Ambre Barget (Ngana), Frank Alexandre Barget (Jerome), Jess Strain (Cmdr Harbison), Betty Tougher (Lulu), Cara Suleiman (Liat), Adan Hammang(Buzz) Jim Simmons (Cpt Brackett), Keith McBeth Professor), Ken Bond (Stewpot), Ryan Tracey (McCaffery), Peter O”Loughlin, Tracey Walters, Kylee Anderson, Sandy Stegeman, Julia Turner, Bec Bradburn, Leanne Jackson, Claire Vella, Barbara Hammang, Joylene Le Coteur, Hannah Walters.

Salad Days

The Synopsis

Salad Days is a light-hearted comedy musical in an almost Shakespearian style but without the dark undertones. Set in London in the early-mid 20th century the story revolves around Jane and Timothy. Jane is in search of marriage, Timothy in search of a career. It is a magic piano called Minnie which takes them on an enchanted adventure by compelling people to dance and be happy. The result is a wealth of comical situations and a jolly musical.

The Production Team

Director – David Barron

Choreographer – Fiona Jones

Musical Director – Greg Jones

Rehearsal Pianist – Helen Short

The Cast

Bernadette Baran (Asphyxia), David Barron (Uncle Augustine), Kent Blackmore (Uncle Zed / Fosdyke). Belinda Brown (Jane). Laraine Brown (Timothy’s mother), Daniel Cooper (Ambrose / Uncle Clam), Peita Cummings (Aunt Pru) Nicole Fidler (Heloise), Robyn Goldman (Troppo), Maxwell Gordon (Nigel), Wendy Hudson (Manicurist), Leanne Jackson (Rowena), Cherie Jonas (Fiona), Nola Jones (Lady Raeburn), Fred Jones (Nightclub Manager), Keith McBeth (Timothy’s father), Kerry McMillan (PC Boot), Beth Osmond (Model), Chris Scarpellino (Timothy), Matthew Shellshear (Inspector / Tom Smith), Jim Simmons (Tramp), Betty Tougher (Electrode), Julia Turner (Beautician’s Assistant), Tracey Walters (Pedicurist), Maryanne Bawden, Ken Bond, Bec Bradburn, Meredith Johns, Glenda Sleiman, Sandy Stegeman, Ryan Tracey.

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