Audition for SOUTH PACIFIC


MUSIC BY: Richard Rodgers
LYRICS BY: Oscar Hammerstein II
BOOK BY: Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

DIRECTOR: Todd Nielsen

SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Union and non-union singers, dancers and actors. The roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile DeBecque have been cast. There is limited housing for out of town actors. If you don’t have local housing it could impact casting decisions.

Singer Call – Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1pm-9pm
Callback – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 1pm-10pm

To schedule an appointment, use the following link:

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes early to check-in. Callbacks are by invitation only. Should you receive a callback, you can download the sides from our website or on Casting Manager.

If you cannot attend the Singer Call on Tuesday, December 5 and you are a local San Diego actor, please email Jill at to be considered.

If you have any questions, email Jill at

Prepare 32 bars of traditional musical theatre song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

First non-union rehearsal: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
First Equity rehearsal: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego
First Performance: Friday, April 27, 2018
Closing Performance: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Performance Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

AEA: Guest Artist Contract Tier 2, $471 weekly
Non-union: $1,500 – $2,200 stipend depending on role


The roles of Nellie Forbush and Emile De Becque have been cast.

Ngana – Emile’s young Polynesian daughter. (6-11) Sweet with slight mischief. Speaks and sings in French.

Jerome – Emile’s young Polynesian son. (7-12) Clever and mischievous. Speaks and sings in French.

Henry – Emile’s native Polynesian servant. (30’s) Kind and authoritative to the children. Speaks French and French dialect. May double as sailor. (Baritone)

Bloody Mary – A survivor. Bold, fearless, tough and wily with wry wild sense of humor. Protective of her daughter and ambitious for her to have a better life. (Mezzo)

Liat – Mary’s Polynesian daughter. (18-early 20’s) Beautiful, kind, innocent. May double as Ensign. (Non-singing, but if doubled will sing as female ensemble.)

Bloody Mary’s Assistant – Polynesian female (late 20’s-30’s) May double as Ensign.

Luther Billis – Opportunistic entrepreneur of the island, the sailors and anyone else he can play. Bucks authority. Rough edged with a soft spot for Nellie. Bit of a clown. (20’s-early 30’s) (Baritone)

Abner – (plays 20’s) Sailor. (Baritone or Tenor)

Stewpot – Carpenter’s Mate Second Class, George Watts – (plays 20’s) (Baritone)

Professor – (plays 20’s) Sailor. (Baritone or Tenor)

Lt. Joseph Cable, United States Marine Corps – (plays 20’s) – Small town boy with a good heart. Handsome. Honorable. Smart. New to the island and it’s ways. Missing home. (Tenor)

Capt. George Brackett, United States Navy – (50’s) Commanding officer on the island. Slightly pompous but not without a soft side. Non-singing.

Cmdr. William Harbison, United States Navy – (30’s-40’s) Bracket’s right hand man. Can be hotheaded, especially when Billis is concerned. May double as sailor. (Baritone)

Lt. Buzz Adams – (plays 20’s) Pilot who flies the undercover mission. Doubles as sailor. (Baritone)

Yeoman Herbert Quale – Doubles as sailor. (Baritone or Tenor)

Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey – Doubles as sailor. (Baritone or Tenor)

Lt. Genevieve Marshall – Lead Nurse – (30’s) (Mezzo-Soprano)

Ensign Dinah Murphy – Nellie’s best friend – (20’s) (Mezzo-Soprano)

Ensemble – Other Male (Baritones and Tenors) and Female (Mezzo-Sopranos) to play Sailors, Marines, Seabeas, Patrolman, Ensigns, Nurses, Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Soldiers, Pilots. All should move well.

Why “South Pacific”? Why now? “That old war horse? Corny old fashioned dated and non-pc show?” Anything but! Let’s take another look!

It’s about love, war and racial prejudice. Sound like a familiar topic in today’s world perhaps? Ground breaking and controversial in it’s day and guess what? Still hits the same controversial notes today! Dealing with our fears and our relationships. Finding our true heart underneath all that we are raised with in our families and in today’s society. In our current climate there can be no better time to present this Pulitzer Prize winning piece and bring it to our audiences!

Our hope in presenting “South Pacific” at the Horton Grand Theatre is to bring the show to a more intimate level. This new “chamber” version will present the show’s historical wartime perspective. And in the midst of that, will layer in these very human tales of the heart that are woven into this tapestry of cross cultures, waiting and war.

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