Christy Altomare, Will Swenson, and More Will Star in Concert Version of South Pacific

Regional News   Christy Altomare, Will Swenson, and More Will Star in Concert Version of South Pacific
The July 22 concert will be held in the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Benedict Music Tent.
Christy Altomare and Will Swenson
Christy Altomare and Will Swenson

Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen are joining forces for a one-night-only concert production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s South Pacific July 22 at 7:30 PM in the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado.

The cast will be headed by Anastasia star Christy Altomare as Nellie Forbush, Tony nominee Will Swenson as Emile de Becque, Leanne Cabrera as Liat, Ann Harada as Bloody Mary, current Wicked star Ryan McCartan as Joseph Cable, and Spongebob Squarepants’ Brian Ray Norris as Luther Billis.

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Tony nominee Lonny Price will direct the performance, and Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell will lead a 55-piece orchestra. The evening will also feature the Aspen Opera Center singers.

Premiering on Broadway in 1949, the South Pacific score includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.”

Tickets are priced at $50 and $95. Visit


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