The touring production of the 2008 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific opens tonight in the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.Â Although the musical garnered a Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as several Tony awards when it opened in 1945, this production is the first time the show has been revived on Broadway since its initial run. The story of perky ensign Nellie Forbush and the dashing Emile deBeque is most often remembered for it’s sweeping, romantic score that includes “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Bali Hai,” but the new revival emphasizes on the undercurrents of racism and war.
The 2008 revival swept the Tony Awards, winning a total of seven awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Scher. South Pacific opens tonight, July 20th, and runs through August 1st. Tickets and performance schedule are available online at www.denvercenter.org or by contacting the box office at 303.893-4100
Tue-Sat at 8pm
Sat-Sun at 2pm
Sunday at 7:30pm