Bussy Gower is the “Cockeyed Optimist” Nellie Forbush in Revival of World Famous Musical
Reviewed by Tom Jones
March 19, 2016
Bussy Gower is delightfully introduced as “A Cockeyed Optimist” early in the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse production of “South Pacific.” Gower portrays Nellie Forbush, a self-proclaimed hick from rural Arkansas. She is serving as an American nurse on a tiny Pacific Island during World War II, and is naively amazed with how different life can be from one part of the planet to another.
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