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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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84 events
14 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 15 2010

Great voices, great songs, a real orchestra playing. It made for a wonderful evening.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

This is a wonderful production. The actors, especially the male lead, are terrific singers. The dancing was also first rate. But most of all, the lyrics and music of Rogers and Hammerstein attest to their incredible talents and ingenuity. ...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“The best revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein in a generation!”   —_The Washington Post  _

Description

Written by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Music by Richard Rodgers

Directed by Bartlett Sher

There’s a battle on two fronts in South Pacific. Whether it’s World War II raging just over the breakers or the war for hearts beating on shore, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical is explosive in every scene and song.

Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, South Pacific is a window into the excitement and hardships of the 1940s, when happiness was threatened by prejudice as much as the realities of conflict. Directed by 2008 Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, this classic is reinvented by Lincoln Center Theater to be a musical that retains all the fun and weight of the original. With a cast of 34 and an orchestra of 26 members, South Pacific includes popular songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.