The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village opened its production of "South Pacific" on Thursday.

The play continues March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 1

and 7:30 p.m. at the school.

Doors will open a half-hour before the play.

The production will feature a live, 10-piece orchestra, including harp and violins, conducted by Michael Berkeley, and a cast of 38, including Britta Kallstrom of Kent and fellow students from throughout the region.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, students and children.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at various locations, including in Kent at Kent Apothecary, and at www.hmts.org.