Award-winning Foothill Music Theatre presents South Pacific July 24–Aug. 10 in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Purchase tickets online now. Vividly capturing the emotions of war, the intensity and boredom, the optimism and desperation, and the prejudice and acceptance, this is a story ahead of its time and for all time.
From the pages of James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel came Rogers & Hammerstein's sweeping epic set on an island paradise during World War II. Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including best musical, the plot follows two parallel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The production was also ground-breaking for its candid and progressive message on racism.
The music of South Pacific includes iconic popular standards such as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Happy Talk, Bali Ha'i and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.
The show, which was the second longest running on Broadway at the time, spawned a 1958 motion picture and has repeatedly enjoyed success in revivals and tours. In 2008 it returned to Broadway to wide critical acclaim and nearly 1,000 performances. It would win another seven Tonys that year, including best musical revival.
Parking Lots 1 and 8 provide the best access to the theatre. Patrons must purchase the required campus parking permit for $3. Purchase permit at dispensers in any student lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For additional information, access www.foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7360.