Broadway Theatre League of Utica League presents the innovative new production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, performing at the historic Stanley Theatre in Utica on May 2nd & 3rd.
Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping tale centered around two unlikely love affairs. Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed woven into an inspiring story cherished the world over. Winner of ten Tony Awards, the beloved score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There Is Nothing Like A Dame,” amidst big Broadway performances and a chorus of American sailors and Navy nurses ready to transport you to Bali Ha’i.
This breathtaking new production of the Tony Award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC is based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific and features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. The Big League tour, directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, features dynamic multimedia video design by Jonathan Infante, with choreography by Bob Richard. Scenic design is by Randel Wright, with costume design consultation by John Beltre, lighting design by Charlie Morrison, sound design by Don Hanna, orchestrations by Matthew Lowy, and casting by Alison Franck.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 30th season of producing and general managing Broadway shows and attractions throughout the world. Highlights were collaborations with Disney on Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (North America, Taiwan, and China) and with Cameron Mackintosh on a new production of Miss Saigon. Also, US tours of the Tony®-Award winning Broadway revival of 42nd Street and Susan Stroman’s Broadway production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Others: Footloose (Las Vegas, USA), Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Rip Taylor, Blast!, The Who’s Tommy (North America, South America, Europe, and Japan), Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Ruben Studdard, and the First National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – flying car and all. More recent: The Producers (Susan Stroman’s original work), Hello, Dolly! with Sally Struthers, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (US Tour and China premiere), original hip-hop dance show Groovaloo (Off-Broadway), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (10 USA tours, Grand Ole Opry, and Madison Square Garden), Dreamgirls (US, China premiere, Japan), Hair (US and Japan), Bring it On (US and Japan), and Legally Blonde (US, China premiere, Singapore). In 2018-19, A Chorus Line toured the USA and Japan before performing for the first time ever in China in 2019. In the post-pandemic 2021-22 season, Big League will remount its acclaimed tour of An American in Paris, premiere its new production of South Pacific, and tour its flagship production of A Christmas Story, The Musical for a seventh holiday season. Future tours include Legally Blonde, Memphis, and The Cher Show. For more information, visit www.BigLeague.org.
Broadway Theatre League of Utica provides arts entertainment as well as educational and cultural experiences for the Central New York region. Founded in 1957, Broadway Utica exposes the community to high-quality live theatre and the performing arts, while also providing opportunities for youth to participate in, and benefit from this exposure.
For tickets, visit our box office at 258 Genesee St., Lobby Level, call Broadway Utica at (315) 624-9444 or purchase online at broadwayutica.org.