I think we all grew up with the tunes from this classical musical. Now see what the story line is that prompted such songs as "Bali Hai", Some Enchanted Evening", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta' My Hair" and the rest.
Wonderful setting on a Pacific island during WWII. The shooting war, for these sailors, marines, etc., hasn't quite begun. They are waiting to face the enemy and are sitting in a tropical paradise.
The base personnel have developed a relationship with the residents of the island but they are still prejudicial, in many ways. These people are not like the ones back home that they know. Should they allow themselves to fall in love? What about after the war? Can they take their new loves home? Alternatively, can they live in the south Pacific?
Watch & see. A thoroughly delightful musical with a great story. It's another time and another place for the characters & for the viewer.