New London Barn Playhouse Announces Starry Cast

South Pacific Concert: June 1, 7:30 PM; June 2, 3 PM

Press release

The New London Barn Playhouse, in collaboration with Symphony NH, proudly announces casting for the upcoming concert performance of South Pacific. Get ready to be enchanted by these Broadway talents as they bring the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece to our intimate stage in New London. Performances are Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, June 2, at 3 PM.

This production includes a starry cast of returning Barnie alumni, as well as actors making
their Barn Playhouse debut. Returning to the Barn Playhouse is Keri Rene Fuller as Nellie,
after her acting intern year in 2013. An accomplished Broadway regular since her time at the  Barn Playhouse, Fuller’s Broadway credits included Waitress, and Cats

Jeffrey Kringer (Lt. Cable) returns after last appearing in 2019, playing Frank Abagnale, Jr.,  in Catch Me If You Can. Credits include the national tour of Cruel Intentions and leading regional productions of West Side Story, Carousel, and Camelot. 

John Plumpis (Billis) returns to our stage after appearing in The Odd Couple in 2019. Plumpis’s other credits include the national tour of The Lion King and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. 

Scott Sweatt, no stranger to the Barn Playhouse, will narrate the staged concert evening. Sweatt is a Barn Playhouse favorite, having been seen in many productions, including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Footloose, She Loves Me, and The Odd Couple.
Making his Barn Playhouse debut, Broadway’s Ben Davis will star as Emile de Becque. Davis
has been in Broadway productions of La Boheme, New York, New York, Dear Evan Hansen,
Violet, A Little Night Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Les Miserables

Also appearing at the Barn Playhouse for the first time will be Lulu Picart (Bloody Mary), fresh off her recent appearance in 1776 on Broadway and the national tour, as well as Disenchanted!
Off-Broadway. The production will also introduce Noi Nuria Maeshige as Liat.
Kevin David Thomas returns to the Barn Playhouse as stage and vocal director. He last
appeared in 2023 as the Music Director of Guys and Dolls. Roger Kalia, Music Director of
Symphony NH, will conduct. Kalia was recently recognized nationally by Symphony Magazine as one of five first-year music directors, for his innovative programming during the pandemic.

More than two dozen of New England’s finest orchestral musicians will perform the classic
Golden Age score. Symphony NH was founded a century ago in 1923 with the mission to
enrich the quality of life in New Hampshire through high-quality performances of orchestral and choral music, and by taking a leadership role in music education opportunities for citizens of all ages.

On Wednesday, May 25, at 5:30 PM, there will be a free Discussion and Enrichment Event,
discussing the history of South Pacific and its themes. Facilitated by Steve Swayne, Dartmouth College Professor of Music, the panel will include Symphony NH Executive Director Deanna Hoying, along with New London Barn Playhouse Executive Artistic Director Keith Coughlin and Managing Director Elliott Cunningham. This event will take place in The Fleming Center at the New London Barn Playhouse. Please rsvp for this free event at

The New London Barn Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.