February 27, 2006 (Vol. 3, No. 3)
Theatre Program Presents 'South Pacific'
The Theatre Program at Lehman will bring Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific to the Lovinger stage, from Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19. Directed by Ken Ross, the production will feature the Orchestra of the Bronx and a cast of thirty that includes students as well as professionals.
Set in a Pacific island during World War II, South Pacific is a story about love and racism. The original play opened on Broadway in April 1949 and ran for more than five years. In 1950, Rodgers and Hammerstein, along with co-writer Joshua Logan, picked up a Pulitzer Prize for drama for their adaptation.
For this production, Ross enlisted the talents of the Orchestra of the Bronx and its music director Michael Spierman to bring the play's rich music to life. Founded in 1972, the orchestra is the Bronx's fully professional orchestra and gives concerts throughout the borough. Each year, they perform at least two free concerts at Lehman's Lovinger Theatre.
South Pacific opens March 17 at 8 p.m. It continues with performances on March 18 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and concludes on March 19 with an afternoon showing at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 for orchestra seating and $12.50 for mezzanine seats. Senior citizens and students with an ID receive a $2 discount. Admission is free for Lehman students with a valid I.D. Advanced tickets for orchestra seating may be purchased through www.smarttix.com, or by calling 212-868-4444.
For more information, or to make reservations please call 718-960-5637.