Foothill Music Theatre presents,
South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by James Michener

Director, Milissa Carey; Music Director, Mark Hanson; Choreographer, Michael Ryken


The Story

From the pages of James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning novel came Rogers & Hammerstein's sweeping epic set on an island paradise during World War II. Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical, the plot follows two parallel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The production was also ground-breaking for its candid and progressive message on racism.

The music of South Pacific has become iconic popular standards: Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Happy Talk, Bali Ha'i and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.

The show, which was the second longest running on Broadway at the time, spawned a 1958 motion picture and has repeatedly enjoyed success in revivals and tours. In 2008 it returned to Broadway to wide critical acclaim and nearly 1,000 performances. It would win another seven Tonys that year, including Best Musical Revival. Vividly capturing the emotions of war, the intensity and boredom, the optimism and desperation, and the prejudice and acceptance, this is a story ahead of its time and for all time.

Performances Dates:

Three Weeks Only: JULY 24th - AUGUST 10th, 2014, in the Smithwick Theatre



 

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