Theater is back in Big Bear. The Big Bear Theatre Project presents “South Pacific in Concert” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center for six performances beginning Saturday, July 6.

The Big Bear Theatre Project celebrates the 70th anniversary of “South Pacific.” Set during World War II on a beautiful South Pacific island, “South Pacific in Concert” follows two intercultural love stories that bring enlightenment through comedy and tragedy.

The concert version features beloved songs including “There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame,” “Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Bali Hai.”

The music is considered among the best by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The message is as resoundingly on point today as when it opened on Broadway in 1949, said Beth Wheat, producer of the show.

The show is directed by Steve Cassling. Musical director is Brian Adams. Other members of the cast include Kim Boda, Steve Gaghagen, Suzy Carpenter and Elena Peavy.

Performances of “South Pacific in Concert” are at 7:30 p.m. July 6, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m.

July 7, 13 and 14. Tickets are $19 for adults, $14 for seniors age 65 and older, and $9 for students. There is a $1 fee if purchased at the box office.

Call the PAC box office at 909-866-4970 or visit for tickets.The PAC is at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake.

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So is this the complete play or just some songs from the musical

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