South Pacific – In Concert
Posted by Jeff Graham on Dec 13, 2014
ONE WEEKEND ONLY NOVEMBER 5 – 8
Directed by Curt Schroeder
Orchestra conducted by James Lohman
The Acting Company depends on the support of people, businesses, and organizations like you to continue providing affordable entertainment and children’s programs for the Yuba-Sutter area. One of the methods of achieving this goal is through our annual fundraiser.
For this year’s fundraiser, The Acting Company will stage “South Pacific, In Concert,” with a live orchestra for one weekend only. The evening’s festivities include a Polynesian themed pre-show reception including drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The production is directed by one of our founders, and our current president, Curt Schroeder. The live orchestra is conducted by James Lohman.
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future
with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices. This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit concert of SOUTH PACIFIC in 2006.
This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed for theatre. Love transcends both the harsh realities of war and social stereotypes in this sweeping tale that won a Pulitzer Prize and 10 Tony Awards. Presented as a limited engagement fundraiser for one weekend only, special pricing applies with discounts for Season Ticket Holders and Lifetime Members.
We invite you to become a sponsor ~ The levels of donations are:
Include “Presented by…” and your logo on the posters and programs, as well as recognition in the radio advertisements, and the ad in the Appeal-Democrat.
‘Some Enchanted Evening’: $2,000 (eight tickets)
‘There is Nothin’ Like a Dame: $1,500 (six tickets)
‘Happy Talk’: $1,000 (four tickets)
Include acknowledgement in our program and the ad in the Appeal-Democrat.
Nellie Focbush: $500 (four tickets)
Emile de Becque: $250 (two tickets)
Lt. Joseph Cable: $100 (one tickets)
For questions, call Carmen at 751-1100 between Noon and 2pm, Monday through Friday.
$40 for Season Ticket Holders and Lifetime Members
Thursday’s performance has tickets for $25.