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Meet the Professor!

South Pacific Spotlight: A research and development engineer, Jason Peck may be smarter than his character

Jason Peck has been performing on stage since his senior year of high school. Portraying the Professor in South Pacific is his first show for Summer Place Theatre after recently moving to the area with his wife, Christina, also a member of the South Pacific cast. A research and development engineer, Jason shares some of his theater experiences and what it is like to be a part of this talented group.

South Pacific opens on June 7.

Get your tickets here


QUESTION: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
JASON PECK: I started doing theater as a high school senior. Musicals always piqued my interest, but my friends finally pushed me into doing it.

Q: What is the favorite role you've ever played?
JP: My favorite role was Danny Zuko in Grease.

Q: What is the dream role you still want to play?
JP: Elder Price or Elder Cunningham in Book of Mormon.

Q: What is the most challenging part of bringing this story to life?
JP: The most challenging part of this show is getting into the mindset of a military man from World War 2. It is a completely different culture than today.

Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
JP: I think Chris Pratt would provide an entertaining outlook into my life.

Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
JP: When I am not performing in musicals, I work as a Research and Development Engineer. In my free time, I dabble with playing various sports, video games, hanging out with my family and wonderful wife!

Q: Which character from South Pacific would you most like to have dinner with and why?
JP: I would like to have dinner with Bloody Mary. I think she would be good for some exciting table conversation.

Q: Why should people come see this production of South Pacific?
JP: People should come see South Pacific because it's a fun show with an amazing cast of people that really bring the story to life.  

Come see Jason and the rest of this incredibly talented cast when South Pacific opens on June 7.

Learn more about our production here   Get your tickets here

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