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South Pacific - musical heads to Melbourne

South Pacific, a musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein and based on James A. Michener's Pulizter Prize winning 1947 book, plays in Sydney from August 8 and Melbourne from September 13. Set on a tropical island, the production tells the story of two couples threatened by the reality of war. Here we look at the many different versions of the musical since it launched on Broadway in 1949.