SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mark the calendar to spend an enchanting evening at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium as the curtain rises on the school's drama club as they perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, "South Pacific."

The musical originally premeired on Broadway in 1949 and became a runaway hit. It produced an endearing list of songs that have stood the test of time, including "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Younger Than Springtime." In 1958, the theatrical success took on the big screen and garnered huge accolades there as well. Mitiz Gaynor was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Ensign Nellie Forbush.

Opening night for the Spotswood High School Drama Club's performances of "South Pacific" will be on St. Patrick's Day. The curtain will go up on their inagural performance on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium.

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Additional evening perfomances will be on Friday, March 18 at 7p.m. and Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee performance of the toe-tapping musical on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the performances are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Barbara Furman at or by telephoning 732-723-2204.

Spotswood High School is located at 105 Summerhill Road.