Venue Details

3810 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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Business Casual
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Get cocktails prior
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$9 parking
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kimberly king-burns
Why only Bacardi at the bar?? A bit of a turnoff that other island rums weren't offered.
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kimberly king-burns
You might want to layer, as it gets chilly when the AC kicks in.
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kimberly king-burns
I took the subway to the Civic Center exit ... perfection!
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4.7 average rating
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57 reviews
33 stars
attended May 30 2010

Very good production of an old classic and family friendly.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended May 27 2010

I have seen South Pacific many times and love the score; I think it is Rodgers and Hammerstein's best. This production was beautifully sung and for the most part... continued

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34 reviews
21 stars
attended May 30 2010

I saw this production of South Pacific in New York at the Lincoln Center. It was spectacular and majestic. The show had to be scaled down for the tour since the stage... continued

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Description

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific swept the 2008 Tony Awards®, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. This breathtaking new production is still selling-out at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway.

Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples — US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush and French plantation owner Emile de Becque and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl Liat — and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.

Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score’s songs include such classics as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There is Nothin’ Like A Dame,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “A Wonderful Guy.”

The lavish new production features musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®), costumes by Catherine Zuber (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®), lighting by Donald Holder (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®), sound by Scott Lehrer (winner of the 2008 Tony Award®) and music direction by Ted Sperling. A full orchestra will perform the original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett (winner of a Special 2008 Tony Award®) and dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann.