Woodminster Summer Musicals
Oakland's Summer Theater
Under The Stars
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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
Choregraphed by Jane Mason
Woodminster’s 51st season continues in August 2017 with South Pacific, 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.
Join us in August for this beautiful love story with a still-timely message.
SOUTH PACIFIC on R&H Musicals - (plot synopsis, cast, music, etc.)
SOUTH PACIFIC on Wikipedia - (background and history of the musical)