It's World War II and love that challenges society's racial standards takes place on a tropical island in the South Pacific. An American nurse falls for a French plantation owner but has difficulties coming to terms with his mixed-race children, while a U.S. lieutenant and a Tonkinese woman have to contemplate the consequences of possibly getting married.
As poignant today as it was during its first Broadway run in 1949, the critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning musical was bolstered by critical acclaim box-office success, becoming the second-longest-running production on the Great White Way (at the time). Now songbook standards, tunes like Bali Ha'i and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair punctuate the tropical tale about the war-torn prejudice and romance that blossoms between U.S Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile De Becque. When Nellie discovers Emile has two mixed-race children, she must decide if her judgment of Emile outweighs her deep love for him.
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