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Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

South Pacific in Concert

 

In this theatrical concert experience of South Pacific, University of Michigan Musical Theatre students work alongside a Broadway cast and creative team.

Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prizewinning collection of short stories, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s blockbuster was an entertainment landmark of post-World War II Broadway, and a romantic and joyous drama that charmed audiences with a collection of instant hits, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.”

Now, 70 years after its premiere, this fresh take on South Pacific sets out to interrogate the beloved masterpiece through our contemporary lens, prompting us to reconsider long-held assumptions about race, gender, and American dominance. Voices reconciling and reverberating difference, nationalism, and inherited prejudices are at the heart of this shockingly contemporary classic of the American Musical Theater. The production casts a new perspective on the white woman working for the US Army who recognizes her role in systemic racism, the mixed-race couple who find each other amidst the backdrop of a world at war, and the young Polynesian woman at the heart of the story.

In this theatrical concert performance, U-M Musical Theatre students will work alongside a Broadway cast and creative team; after the UMS performances, the production will tour to Grand Rapids and then be presented on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series.

A project of University Musical Society and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (Department of Musical Theater), in partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Grand Rapids Symphony.

LEAD PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey
  • Jo Wiese Johnson and Timothy Johnson

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South Pacific in Concert
Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages available May 4
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 3

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

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2/20/21 8:00 PM
2/21/21 4:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

South Pacific in Concert

Order 2020/21 Season Tickets
Season ticket packages available May 4
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 3
DETAILS

In this theatrical concert experience of South Pacific, University of Michigan Musical Theatre students work alongside a Broadway cast and creative team.

Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prizewinning collection of short stories, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s blockbuster was an entertainment landmark of post-World War II Broadway, and a romantic and joyous drama that charmed audiences with a collection of instant hits, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy.”

Now, 70 years after its premiere, this fresh take on South Pacific sets out to interrogate the beloved masterpiece through our contemporary lens, prompting us to reconsider long-held assumptions about race, gender, and American dominance. Voices reconciling and reverberating difference, nationalism, and inherited prejudices are at the heart of this shockingly contemporary classic of the American Musical Theater. The production casts a new perspective on the white woman working for the US Army who recognizes her role in systemic racism, the mixed-race couple who find each other amidst the backdrop of a world at war, and the young Polynesian woman at the heart of the story.

In this theatrical concert performance, U-M Musical Theatre students will work alongside a Broadway cast and creative team; after the UMS performances, the production will tour to Grand Rapids and then be presented on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series.

A project of University Musical Society and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (Department of Musical Theater), in partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Grand Rapids Symphony.

ORDER 2020/21 SEASON TICKETS

South Pacific in Concert
Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages available May 4
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 3

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2020/21 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

LEAD PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey
  • Jo Wiese Johnson and Timothy Johnson
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