John George Campbell performs as Emile DeBecque in SOUTH PACIFIC

TEMECULA, Calif.June 1, 2016PRLog — John George Campbell,  on the heels of performances as Danvers Carew in Jekyll and Hyde, and Big Jule in Guys and Dolls, opens as the frenchman Emile Debecque in the Temecula Valley Players production of Rogers and Hammersteins South Pacific. John sings the  wonderfully romantic classic Some Enchanted Evening, and the powerfully soulful, and bittersweet, This Nearly Was Mine.

 

John George Campbell as Emile DeBecque, singing Some Enchanted Evening.
John George Campbell as Emile DeBecque, singing Some Enchanted Evening.

 

Heather Anne performs opposite John, as Nellie Forbush, in the John Edward Clark directed musical theater classic. Sean Thomas Kiralla choreographs, and Karin Gittins provides the musical direction. Other featured actors and actresses are Sonia Watson, as Bloody Mary, Nick Wuebben as Lt. Joe Cable, Kylie Canales as Liat, Devin Collins as Luther Billis, Billy Clebeck as Captain Brackett, Todd Meyer as Commander Harbison, Randall Matsumoto as Lt. Buzz Adams, and Paolo Canestrelli as Stewpot, as well as a strong supporting womens and mens ensemble.

 

John George Campbell and Heather Anne in South Pacific, as Emile DeBecque and Nellie Forbush, in the final scene of the first act.
John George Campbell and Heather Anne in South Pacific, as Emile DeBecque and Nellie Forbush, in the final scene of the first act.

 Notable songs in South Pacific are Some Enchanted Evening, Cockeyed Optimist, Bloody Mary, There is Nothing Like a Dame, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My hair, I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy, Bali Hai, Happy Talk, Younger Than Springtime, Honey Bun, You Have to be Carefully Taught, and This Nearly Was Mine.

John George Campbell, as Emile DeBecque, and Heather Anne, as Nellie Forbush, kissing at the end of Some Enchanted Evening reprise, in South Pacific, after closing the song with "Once you have found her, never let her go."
John George Campbell, as Emile DeBecque, and Heather Anne, as Nellie Forbush, kissing at the end of Some Enchanted Evening reprise, in South Pacific, after closing the song with “Once you have found her, never let her go.”

 

The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30, and Sunday matinees at 2pm, May 26th through  June 12, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, in Temecula, California.

https://tickets.temeculatheater.org/ordertickets.asp?p=4753

2 Responses

  1. margaretsiemers

    This has to be one of my all time favorite songs. I have shared you to my circles and others on G+ and am in the process of tweeting you too.

    • John George Campbell

      Thank you, Margaret. It’s been one of my favorites too, for quite some time. I’m glad to have the opportunity to sing it in the show. The other solo, This Nearly Was Mine, is also very powerful, and memorable.

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