The award-winning classic by Rodger & Hammerstein stars Deb Wims in the role of Nellie Forbush, a spunky nurse from Arkansas who has been stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II. It is there where she meets a dashing Frenchman, Emile de Becque (Robert Wilde).
Forbush is seduced by his charms as he sings the famous romantic ballad “Some Enchanted Evening.” But when she learns more about him and starts to doubt their future together, she and the other nurses declare that “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.” Meanwhile, the restless sailors long for some affection of their own with the rousing “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” Ultimately, Forbush realizes her true feelings for de Becque: “I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy.”
Revolutionary for its time, the show addressed issues that are still making headlines.
Opening Aug. 20, the musical will remain on stage through Oct. 4. Tickets range from $40 to $65 and include a buffet dinner. Discounts are available for children ages 3-15 and groups of 20 or more. A show schedule is posted at www.beefandboards.com, and tickets are available by calling 872-9664.