Diamond anniversary treatment

News Sep 17, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Opening Nov. 20 for three weekends at the theatre auditorium in Ancaster High School, Theatre Ancaster is pulling out all the stops this fall to celebrate the 60th anniversary of South Pacific’s opening on Broadway.

“We thought this would be a great year to mount the show,” said Al Croxall, director of South Pacific. “It’s a show with wide family appeal. It has wonderful music and touching love stories set during the time of the Second World War on a South Pacific Island.”

South Pacific broke new ground for a musical in 1949, dealing with the tough themes of racial prejudice and the sacrifice of war before the time of Rosa Parks and Vietnam.

“It’s powerful,” said Mr. Croxall, “and still packs an emotional punch.”

What makes the punch even more powerful is some of the greatest music ever created by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The music will receive the full professional treatment by Russ Weil and his orchestra with strings, woodwinds and brass set to accompany the dozen-plus hits from the show, including the memorable love song Some Enchanted Evening to the fun-filled I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and the male chorus lament for the off-limit nurses they cannot have in There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Tina Rath returns as choreographer. “Tina brings a sense of creative fun to

the choreo the cast will master,” said Mr. Croxall. “She knows how to get the most out of seasoned dancers as well as those who do not have a lot of training. The moves always flow out of the action and the emotion of the scene.”

More information is available at theatreancaster.com. Tickets will be available by phone immediately after Thanksgiving at 905-304-SHOW (7469) or by personal selection at the box office located just outside the Theatre Auditorium in the West Wing at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.

Diamond anniversary treatment

News Sep 17, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Opening Nov. 20 for three weekends at the theatre auditorium in Ancaster High School, Theatre Ancaster is pulling out all the stops this fall to celebrate the 60th anniversary of South Pacific’s opening on Broadway.

“We thought this would be a great year to mount the show,” said Al Croxall, director of South Pacific. “It’s a show with wide family appeal. It has wonderful music and touching love stories set during the time of the Second World War on a South Pacific Island.”

South Pacific broke new ground for a musical in 1949, dealing with the tough themes of racial prejudice and the sacrifice of war before the time of Rosa Parks and Vietnam.

“It’s powerful,” said Mr. Croxall, “and still packs an emotional punch.”

What makes the punch even more powerful is some of the greatest music ever created by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The music will receive the full professional treatment by Russ Weil and his orchestra with strings, woodwinds and brass set to accompany the dozen-plus hits from the show, including the memorable love song Some Enchanted Evening to the fun-filled I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and the male chorus lament for the off-limit nurses they cannot have in There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Tina Rath returns as choreographer. “Tina brings a sense of creative fun to

the choreo the cast will master,” said Mr. Croxall. “She knows how to get the most out of seasoned dancers as well as those who do not have a lot of training. The moves always flow out of the action and the emotion of the scene.”

More information is available at theatreancaster.com. Tickets will be available by phone immediately after Thanksgiving at 905-304-SHOW (7469) or by personal selection at the box office located just outside the Theatre Auditorium in the West Wing at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.

Diamond anniversary treatment

News Sep 17, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Opening Nov. 20 for three weekends at the theatre auditorium in Ancaster High School, Theatre Ancaster is pulling out all the stops this fall to celebrate the 60th anniversary of South Pacific’s opening on Broadway.

“We thought this would be a great year to mount the show,” said Al Croxall, director of South Pacific. “It’s a show with wide family appeal. It has wonderful music and touching love stories set during the time of the Second World War on a South Pacific Island.”

South Pacific broke new ground for a musical in 1949, dealing with the tough themes of racial prejudice and the sacrifice of war before the time of Rosa Parks and Vietnam.

“It’s powerful,” said Mr. Croxall, “and still packs an emotional punch.”

What makes the punch even more powerful is some of the greatest music ever created by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The music will receive the full professional treatment by Russ Weil and his orchestra with strings, woodwinds and brass set to accompany the dozen-plus hits from the show, including the memorable love song Some Enchanted Evening to the fun-filled I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and the male chorus lament for the off-limit nurses they cannot have in There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Tina Rath returns as choreographer. “Tina brings a sense of creative fun to

the choreo the cast will master,” said Mr. Croxall. “She knows how to get the most out of seasoned dancers as well as those who do not have a lot of training. The moves always flow out of the action and the emotion of the scene.”

More information is available at theatreancaster.com. Tickets will be available by phone immediately after Thanksgiving at 905-304-SHOW (7469) or by personal selection at the box office located just outside the Theatre Auditorium in the West Wing at Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.