South Pacific at the Woodminster Ampitheater

South Pacific at the WoodminsterSouth Pacific is the grand 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein adaptation of James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, already hugely successful with Carousel and Oklahoma, set out to write a popular musical that would also send a strong progressive message about racism. They succeeded so well that this vastly entertaining show still has an important and relevant message more than 60 years later.

South Pacific has a compelling plot, likable characters, and most of all, some of the most glorious songs in musical theater history, including Bali Ha’i, Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught, and many more.

This is a show that appeals to all ages. Younger children will enjoy the lively musical numbers, and older children and teens will appreciate the thoughtful treatment of issues like racism and the costs of war. Everyone will enjoy the humor, romance, and melodies that have made this show such a classic.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
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
Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

Directed by Joel Schlader
Music Direction by Daniel Thomas
Choreographed by Jane Mason

South Pacific is still showing
August 10, 11, 12 & 13
Woodminster Amphitheater
Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
Oakland, CA 94602

For details and tickets visit the Woodminster Summer Musicals website.

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