Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific


Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd.
In cooperation with
the Rogers and Hemmerstein Library

South Pacific

music by Richard Rogers
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific

August 11, 12, and 13, 1977
Location n/a

Producer's Note from the program
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Good Evening,

I would like to welcome you to the show this evening. For you make the show as much as the actors, actresses, orchestra, and crews. You are the reason we produce the show. As the orchestra begins the overture allow the mood that it creates to carry you into that South Pacific atmosphere. Within that atmosphere you are allowed to be yourself, to finally relax!

As the curtain rises you will see a Polynesian island in the South Pacific. This island is filled with G.I.'s and nurses who, before this summer began, were youths of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area. Tonight you will be seeing the hard work and efforts of one summer culminate into an evening of enchantment. In this, out ninth season, over one hundred and fifty young people were involved in all facets of the theatre, and we are always looking for more.

As Ensign Nellie Forbrush would say, we are "cockeyed optimists" striving for perfection. Striving, yes, but mostly learning. And that is what Quince is all about. This unique quality along with spirit and determination, has made PQPC a success throughout its past years I have seen this unique quality and felt that spirit and determination. With great pleasure we present to you tonight our product, our efforts.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd. proudly presents SOUTH PACIFIC!

Daniel R. Hornung
Producer/Chairman of the Board

Director's Note from the program
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Good Evening,

It has been so challenging and rewarding to be the general director of SOUTH PACIFIC. Our play is unique in that the heart-warming story demands not only joy and rousing songs but tearful sorrow and an intimate ballet. Variety, spirit, energy, and emotion flow from all aspects of the show to you, our audience. However it is your receptivity which makes tonight special. Journey with us to a mysterious island in the south seas. Experience each moment and enjoy the moods we create.

Throughout the summer much stretching, cooperation, persevering, honesty, joy, and love has brought us all closer in the course of our voyage. SOUTH PACIFIC has deeply touched me. As I sit back in the audience it is as if I were watching a ship I helped to build and launch. Now it is free to sail.

We hope the care and enthusiasm everyone has put forth will truly make SOUTH PACIFIC "some enchanted evening" of theatre.

Sara Lynn Geisler
General Director

Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
NganaAnne Leschke
JeromePeter Leschke
HenryDrew Keith
Ensign Nellie ForbushLori Bugenhagen
Emile De BecqueJohn Rhea
Bloody MaryLaurie Ihde
Bloody Mary's AssistantAbby Maala
AbnerDavid Cummings
StewpotMatthew Hickel
Luther BillisBob Brasser
ProfessorPatrick Sheridan
Lt. Joseph Cable, U.S.M.C.Patrick Taddy
Capt. George Brackett, U.S.N.Chris Jaehnig
Commdr. William Harbison, U.S.N.Steve Buss
Yeoman Herbert QualeHowie Sigman
Sgt. Kenneth JohnsonBruce Schlei
Seabee Richard WestPeter Coons
Seabee Morton WiseMark Baader
Seabee ParsonsLars Alecksen
Seaman Tom O'BrianPaul Burish
Radio Operator, Bob McCaffreyDavid Mauer
Marine Cpl. Hamilton SteevesDon Best
Staff-Sgt. Thomas HassingerJim Buth
Pte. Victore JeromeFritz Dramm
Pte. Sven LarsenPaul M. Erickson
Sgt. Jack WatersJames Schuette
Lt. Genevieve MarshallMindy Nelson
Ensign Lisa ManelliKathy Novack
Ensign Connie WalewskaSue Bursek
Ensign Janet McGregorBarb Johnson
Ensign Bessie NoonanCindy Gerndt
Ensign Pamela WhitmoreBarb Coons
Ensign Rita AdamsGail Brefczynski
Ensign Sue YaegerJeannie Drobka
Ensign Cora MacRaeTerri Temme
Ensign Betty PittKay Steckmesser
Ensign Dinah MurphyLynn Swoboda
LiatAnne Demsien
MarcelEric Bush
Lt. Buzz AdamsDean Schultz
Native BoyTim Gadzinski
Native GirlMichell Wangberg
Special DancersGail Brefczynski
David Cummings

Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Paul SchroederDirector
Chuck TwitchellRehersal Pianist
Cynthia PoulosViolin
Carrie PoulosViolin
Cerie BronsonViolin
Judi OwaskiViolin
Ida HansenCello
Sherri WaidBass
Cathy KollathFlute
Kris TorkelsonOboe/English Horn
Shelly RothClarinet
Judy ChristelClarinet
Ann FlahertyBass Clarinet
Laurel JonesHorn
Wendy BleekeHorn
Jim BarnesHorn
Paul PankratzTrumpet
Todd GaugerTrumpet
Mike HuebnerTrumpet
David PagelTrombone
Peter PankratzTrombone
Robert FlahertyTuba
Rod SchultzPercussion
Ben ValentinePercussion
Sarah ReynoldsPiano

Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Paint and
  Stage Crews
Cindy Black
Kevin Black
Eric Bush
Kathy Buxbaum
Jon Cisler
Cindy Eichorst
Kristy Geimer
Amy Gigure
Ann Graff
Billy Held
Stacy Held
Mary Helgerson
Judi Holmes
Lisa Hutterer
Theresa Krueger
Noelle Londo
Marcia Larsen
Marilyn Larsen
Lori LeClair
Anne Leschke
Ann Lindholm
Lyn Mazanec
Penny Miller
Lynn Nelson
Sheila Rasmuson
Mary Jo Reibe
Erin Russell
Gail Russell
Sue Schaefer
Patty Tirner
Jodi Wetenkamp
Jill Walecka
Paula Wood
Construction and
  Stage Crews
Kevin Black
Tammy Blank
Eric Bush
Kathy Buxbaum
Laura Coons
Kristy Geimer
Steve Gerndt
Laura Hanson
Jim Harlege
Billy Held
Stacy Held
Martin Jacobi
Steve Jacobi
Chris Jaehnig
Theresa Krueger
Dennis Larsen
Marcia Larsen
Marilyn Larsen
Lori LeClair
Anne Leschke
Lyn Mazanec
Brian Mast
Erin Russell
Gail Russell
PropsHeidi Baumann
Tammy Blank
Kathy Buxbaum
Laura Coons
Jean Flaherty
Karen Koch
Marilyn Larson
Ann Lindholm
Erin Russell
Jacque Wanish
ProgramsBob Brasser
Dave Cummings
Jean Drobka
Jim Drobka
Cindy Gerndt
Julie Gerndt
John Graff
Dan Hornung
Laurie Ihde
Mindy Nelson
Kathy Novack
Carrie Poulos
Diana Stangel
Shelli Vetter
Sound CrewMary Basten
Tom Karrmann
Tom Morgan
PublicityJean Drobka
Cathy Arndt
Tammie Blank
Gail Khingbiel
Karen Leifer
Dave Leschke
Heidi Parworth
Mary Jo Reibe
Diane Stangel
Shelli Vetter
CostumesCathy Arndt
Tammy Blank
Joan Halderson
Heidi Parworth
Erin Russell
Sara Tirner
OfficeAnne Alldredge
Cathy Arndt
Sara Baader
Heidi Baumann
Tammi Blank
Laura Coons
Jean Flaherty
Kathy Gates
Kristy Geimer
Charles Olson
Heidi Parworth
Howard Sigman
Leanne Swift
Make-upSue Bursek
Tracey Geimer
Cindy Gerndt
UshersLori Ahlswede
Heidi Arnold
Holly Buchholz
Lorie Buchholz
Shelli Irish
Janet Loritz
Joan Markwardt
Nancy Markwardt
Jean Novack
Lisa Stark
Cindy Zunker
Door BoysRobert Buchholz
Bill Higbee
Corey Kornely
Mike LaDuke
PromptersHeidi Baumann
Jean Flaherty

Board of Directors
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Producer/Chairman of the Board: Dan Hornung      Assistant: Julie Gerndt President: Julie Gerndt Vice-President/Business Manager: Tracey Geimer Secretary/Treasurer: Carrie Poulos Public Relations: Anne Bouffard

Directing Staff
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
General Director: Sara Lynn Geisler      Assistant: Jodene Hrudka Choral Director: Brian Jorgensen Orchestra Director: Paul Schroeder Choreographers: Tara Russell and Dawn Tutje Technical Director: Kevin LaCosse Assistant: Michael LeClair

Production Council
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Stage Manager: Michael LeClair House Manager: Jim Hansen Office Manager: Michelle Vetter Painting Chair: Jim Drobka Graphic Design: Diana Stangel and John Graff Props Master: Barb Coons      Assistant: Marcia Larson Costumes: Kim Kubsch Make-up: Michelle Vetter Photographers: Dean A. Schultz and Dennis Larsen Programs: Mary Ellen Childs

Musical Numbers
Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific
Musical Numbers
"Dites-Moi"Ngana and Jerome
"A Cockeyed Optimist"Nellie
"Some Enchanetd Evening"Emile
"Bloody Mary Is The Girl I Love"Sailors, Seabees and Marines
"There Is Nothing Like A Dame"Billis, Sailors, Seabees and Marines
"Bali Ha'i"Bloody Mary
"I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"Nellie and Nurses
"I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy"Nellie and Nurses
"Younger Than Springtime"Cable
"Passage of Time" (ballet)Special Dancers
"Finale"Nellie and Emile
"Thanksgiving Day Show"Nurses and Seabees
"Happy Talk"Bloody Mary
"Honey Bun"Nellie, Billis and Company
"You've Got To Be Carefully Taught"Cable
"This Nearly Was Mine"Emile
"Reprise: Some Enchanted Evening"Nellie
"Finale"Ngana, Jerome, Nellie and Emile

Past Shows - 1977 South Pacific

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