Light Opera Works’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” opened Saturday and continues through Aug. 30 at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

This production features a 30-piece orchestra and restages the Pulitzer Prize-winning musicalthat  focuses on two couples on an island in the Pacific during World War II. “South Pacific” sports classic standards including “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.”

The “South Pacific” ensemble in Light Opera Works’ production.

Larry Adams and Sarah Larson star as lovers Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush.

This production of “South Pacific” is directed and choreographed by Light Opera Works artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller. The orchestra is conducted by music director Roger L. Bingaman.

Sarah Larson as Nellie Forbush and Larry Adams as Emile de Becque.

Tickets for “South Pacific” are available online at

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