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"The curtain rises on Emile’s handsome two-story plantation home, distinguished by its many louvered doors and windows. A profusion of magenta flowers hangs like a heavy drape over the garden while Bali Ha’i rises a little mysteriously from the sea in the distance. Kudos to scenic designer David Arsenault for his stunning vision!"
Cape Cod Times
"This impeccable, soaring production is one of the best shows to perform at the Playhouse in recent memory. Its bright, crisp staging brings to life all the nuances and depths of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s original creation.
'South Pacific' is led by an exuberant cast and ringed by glowing, detailed stage sets (designed by David Arsenault) evoking the South Seas, making scenes seem real but with an “out of time” feel, almost dream-like. Take the stunning opening scene – it’s set on a lush tropical patio ringed by beautiful hanging flowers and greenery with the sea just visible in the background."