TQ is bustling with activity as the cast and crew practice for the classic musical "South Pacific", which will be presented at Quadra Community Centre November 16 - 18.

The cast is a vibrant bunch of TQ veterans and talented newcomers. They've been working and playing energetically under the watchful eyes of Director Linda Lolacher, Musical Director Kate Alexandra and Choreographer Heidi Ridgway.

First produced on Broadway in 1949, "South Pacific" was a smash hit, winning ten Tony Awards. The original cast album was the best-selling record of the 1940's. It featured many memorable tunes, like "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair".

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the play explores racial prejudice in paradise as combat rages nearby. Marine Lieutenant Joe Cable (Guy Holmes) flies in on a mission that could change the course of the war. He needs the help of French planter Emile de Becque (Ken Burns), who is romantically entangled with Nurse Nellie Forbush (Barb Clark). Islander Bloody Mary (Mary Bedard Green) becomes a strong ally of Cable.

Other cast members are Nancy Belliveau, Sara Boyes, Cindy Chidley, Eva Marie Dearham, Karen Holmes, Ivy Johnston, Will Lornie, Catherine MacCauley, Terry MacCauley, Mike McIvor, David McLean, Sophia McPhee, Ben Millard, Sue Mitchell, Stacy Nielsen, Allen Perkins, David Pumple, Jeannie Schweitzer, Sheryl Stanton and Jenny Zoia.

To provide our audience with quality sound, TQ will be holding a fundraiser at the Community Centre Halloween night so we can buy new microphones. Please join us after the fireworks (about 9:30 p.m.) for a screening of the 1975 film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

Meet members of the TQ production of "Rocky". None other than Dr. Frank N. Furter, also known as Kate Alexandra, will be our bewitching Mistress of Ceremonies. There will be a 50 - 50 draw. Tickets are $20, available at Inspirations, Works of H'Art, at the QCC Winter Market, and at the door.