HCP holds 'South Pacific' auditions

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By Becca Owsley

Hardin County Playhouse holds auditions for the musical “South Pacific” at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” centers on a nurse stationed at a U.S. Naval based during World War II. She falls in love with a French plantation owner who has two children she at first struggles to accept because of their race. The musical was praised for dealing with racial prejudice and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950.

The musical features the popular songs “Bali Ha’i,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Happy Talk,” “Younger Than Springtime” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.”

HCP director Bo Cecil is looking for six principal roles — two women and four men of various ages — several supporting and ensemble roles and two roles for children, a boy and a girl ages 8-12.

Auditions include reading from the script and performing a short song taught at the audition. No preparation is needed but Cecil does ask those who audition to be prompt.

Rehearsals for the play are April 20-June 6 with performances June 7-16.

For more information, call (270) 351-0577.

Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.