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Pacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

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Pacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

Date: 19 Feb 2014 - 09 Mar 2014
Time: Tue to Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm
Preview: Wed 19 Feb 7.30pm & Thu 20 Feb 2pm
Price: $39 full / $35 groups 8+ / $29 conc & preview [$49 Gala Opening Night Thu 20 Feb]

Watch This & Manilla Street Productions in association with Theatre Works present Pacific Overtures by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

The end of the world is coming.

It is 1853 and American ships are poised in the waters around Japan. A fisherman and a minor samurai are dispatched to 'stop the boats' and hold back the tide of Western incursion – at stake is a way of life. Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary epic is hysterically funny one minute and deeply moving the next, as it explores the forces of cultural change in 100 minutes of highly charged theatre.

Following a highly acclaimed, sell-out season of Assassins in April 2013, Watch This is teaming up with Manilla Street Productions to stage the first full-scale presentation of Pacific Overtures in Melbourne with an exceptional cast and creative team.

Director: Alister Smith
Musical Director: Robyn Womersley
Choreographer: Michael Ralph
Set Design: Eugyeene Teh
LX Design: Rob Sowinski
Costume/ Make-Up Design: Chloe Greaves
Production Managers: Linda Hum & Tanje Ruddick
Stage Manager/ Operator: Mel Moldrich

CAST: Bianca Baykara, Anton Berezin, Reece Budin, Emma Clair Ford, Jacqui Hoy, Andrew Kroenert, Adrian Li Donni, Noni McCallum, Tim Paige, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Elenor Smith Adams, Sonya Suares and Leighton Young

Warnings: 15+ [though no explicit content parental guidance recommended]

Duration: approx 2 hours with interval

Schools bookings available, please email admin(replace+with+at+symbol) or phone 9534 3388

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