Theater Under the Stars: ‘South Pacific’ star Nigel Huckle joins ABC13 before show’s final weekend

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Theater under the stars (TUTS) produces Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific ends this weekend at the Hobby Center in Houston.

Performer Nigel Huckle, who stars as Lieutenant Cable, joined ABC13 on Witness Newsletter at 8 am on Friday and said the Houston arts community has embraced the groundbreaking classic in a new way.

“What was unique about it when it first came out in 1949 is what makes it so trendy today because it really dealt with racial issues. Back then, it was controversial, but the show’s creators have been adamant that this is a story that needs to be told.The themes haven’t gone away and this is a great show that has been around for a long time and we’ve given it a fresh take. .”

Huckle, who will make his first appearance with Theater under the starstold ABC13’s Jonathan Bruce that the show resonated with many Houston audiences.

“The audience could feel the audience’s reaction. Everyone had such a great time. What was surprising was the diversity of the audience. Seeing a few young girls must have been around approx. 9 and 11 years old, waiting to return to the stage after the show, I was so emotional I was shocked to learn that the golden age musical would attract many audiences, but they absolutely loved it. .”

South Pacific ends with performances at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and a finale at 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and information, visit

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