Woodminster’s summer season continues with South Pacific, the grand 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein adaptation of Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, already hugely successful, set out to write a popular musical that would also send a strong progressive message about racism. They succeeded so well that this vastly entertaining show still has an important and relevant message more than 60 years later. South Pacific has a compelling plot, likable characters, and most of all, some of the most glorious songs in musical theater history, including “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught,” and many more. This live musical is performed outdoors in historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s beautiful Joaquin Miller Park by a large cast and live professional orchestra. Come early and enjoy a stroll along hillside trails, the views of the bay and cities below, and a picnic before the show.
Tickets available in advance or at the door. Check website for discounts including free and steeply reduced price tickets for children and teens 16 and younger, half price tickets at the door for 17-30 year olds, half price opening night tickets for Oaklanders, group and mini-group rates, and more.