South Pacific waves goodbye

Photo: Ladd Johnson

Luther Billis (Larry Hodgson) and a bevy of doting nurses "go native" in last week's QAC performances of "South Pacific".

A tropical storm hit Quebec last week when the Quebec Art Company brought Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning musical “South Pacific” to the stage for four nights of frolicking fun in the sun.  Three sold-out shows and enthusiastic applause showed the high level of community support.  The singing of the lead actors Sharon MacLeod and Peter Calkins was clearly much appreciated as were the comic elements provided by, among others, supporting actors Louisa Blair (Bloody Mary) and Larry Hodgson (Luther Billis).  Rounding out the experience was the dancing and singing of a corps of talented Seabees and nurses.   


The company was pleased by the turnout as well as the degree of family participation in the production, including five families who combined to form almost half of the 25 member cast.  Behind the scenes, many hands were at work as well with the most obvious being the amazing array of costumes produced a fine team of costumers lead by Mark Lepitre.  Others helped backstage and front of house with the final result being an enjoyable and memorable performance by all. As always, the QAC wishes to thank the community for its support as well as the publicity provided by the QCT, the CBC, and Radio Canada.