WILLARD The enchanted island Bali Ha'i beckons, as Willard High School students are poised to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. March 3 and 2:30 p.m. March 4 in the school's performing arts center.
The multi-award winning musical is set during World War II on an island paradise, where two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.
"South Pacific" premiered on Broadway on April 7, 1949 and went on to play 1,925 performances. Among other things, it won the 1950 Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score. The musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.
A cast and crew of 40 Willard High School students will join their talents and efforts to stage the musical.
You can make reservations through the school's mailing address, 123 W. Whisler Drive, or through any cast member. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, and will be available at the door. For more information, call the high school office at (419) 935-0181.