Upcoming production of South Pacific has perfect combo of song and dance

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific got it right, and audiences to Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming production will smile and sing along, while their feet tap dance under the seats. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p. m., and tickets are already selling well.

“We had folks buying tickets the first night we opened the box office, said Jim Langfrey, box office manager for Theatre Ancaster. “People are excited about the show.”

And with good reason. South Pacific celebrates its diamond anniversary this year.

It has been performed somewhere in the world continuously since its record-breaking debut in 1949. There’s now a fresh production on Broadway, and here in Ancaster, the celebration is in full swing.

“It’s got that bubbly enthusiasm and sense of fun that is contagious,” said Al Croxall, veteran Theatre Ancaster director. “Audiences will love it.”

Russ Weil will direct a 20-piece orchestra with full strings, and on stage, there will be a full south sea island set created by Harvey Elms and Allison Osterman and their teams of builders and painters.

Tina Rath will have the cast of 40 singers and dancers moving with their usual authority.

“Tina’s a petite dynamo of energy and creativity,” said Mr. Croxall. “We don’t have tap dancing nuns this time, but we do have a couple of surprises for our audience. That’s the beauty of a musical...you can add some new fun to the great chorus songs.”

There are many great chorus songs in South Pacific. “Honeybun” has its “...hundred and one pounds of fun” in the person of Tammy Hughes, who brings a beautiful voice and romantic energy to her role as Nellie Forbush.

Then there’s the love-sick sailors headed up by John de Jong as Luther Billis lamenting “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” as they look longingly at the nurses with whom they are not allowed to associate.

And, of course, Nellie falls in love with Emile, her Wonderful Guy whom she met on Some Enchanted Evening.

However, she can’t quite make up her mind about him and decides to “...wash that man right outa my hair” with her bevy of supportive nurses so we can all enjoy the later reunion.

“It’s wonderful,” said Mr. Langfrey. “I’ve watched a couple of rehearsals already.”

Tickets are available by calling 905-304-SHOW (7569), or by visiting the box office in person weeknights between 6 and 8p.m. in the West Wing Foyer of Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.

Adults $25. Seniors $20. Students and children $10.

More information is available at theatreancaster.com .

Upcoming production of South Pacific has perfect combo of song and dance

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific got it right, and audiences to Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming production will smile and sing along, while their feet tap dance under the seats. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p. m., and tickets are already selling well.

“We had folks buying tickets the first night we opened the box office, said Jim Langfrey, box office manager for Theatre Ancaster. “People are excited about the show.”

And with good reason. South Pacific celebrates its diamond anniversary this year.

It has been performed somewhere in the world continuously since its record-breaking debut in 1949. There’s now a fresh production on Broadway, and here in Ancaster, the celebration is in full swing.

“It’s got that bubbly enthusiasm and sense of fun that is contagious,” said Al Croxall, veteran Theatre Ancaster director. “Audiences will love it.”

Russ Weil will direct a 20-piece orchestra with full strings, and on stage, there will be a full south sea island set created by Harvey Elms and Allison Osterman and their teams of builders and painters.

Tina Rath will have the cast of 40 singers and dancers moving with their usual authority.

“Tina’s a petite dynamo of energy and creativity,” said Mr. Croxall. “We don’t have tap dancing nuns this time, but we do have a couple of surprises for our audience. That’s the beauty of a musical...you can add some new fun to the great chorus songs.”

There are many great chorus songs in South Pacific. “Honeybun” has its “...hundred and one pounds of fun” in the person of Tammy Hughes, who brings a beautiful voice and romantic energy to her role as Nellie Forbush.

Then there’s the love-sick sailors headed up by John de Jong as Luther Billis lamenting “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” as they look longingly at the nurses with whom they are not allowed to associate.

And, of course, Nellie falls in love with Emile, her Wonderful Guy whom she met on Some Enchanted Evening.

However, she can’t quite make up her mind about him and decides to “...wash that man right outa my hair” with her bevy of supportive nurses so we can all enjoy the later reunion.

“It’s wonderful,” said Mr. Langfrey. “I’ve watched a couple of rehearsals already.”

Tickets are available by calling 905-304-SHOW (7569), or by visiting the box office in person weeknights between 6 and 8p.m. in the West Wing Foyer of Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.

Adults $25. Seniors $20. Students and children $10.

More information is available at theatreancaster.com .

Upcoming production of South Pacific has perfect combo of song and dance

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

South Pacific got it right, and audiences to Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming production will smile and sing along, while their feet tap dance under the seats. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p. m., and tickets are already selling well.

“We had folks buying tickets the first night we opened the box office, said Jim Langfrey, box office manager for Theatre Ancaster. “People are excited about the show.”

And with good reason. South Pacific celebrates its diamond anniversary this year.

It has been performed somewhere in the world continuously since its record-breaking debut in 1949. There’s now a fresh production on Broadway, and here in Ancaster, the celebration is in full swing.

“It’s got that bubbly enthusiasm and sense of fun that is contagious,” said Al Croxall, veteran Theatre Ancaster director. “Audiences will love it.”

Russ Weil will direct a 20-piece orchestra with full strings, and on stage, there will be a full south sea island set created by Harvey Elms and Allison Osterman and their teams of builders and painters.

Tina Rath will have the cast of 40 singers and dancers moving with their usual authority.

“Tina’s a petite dynamo of energy and creativity,” said Mr. Croxall. “We don’t have tap dancing nuns this time, but we do have a couple of surprises for our audience. That’s the beauty of a musical...you can add some new fun to the great chorus songs.”

There are many great chorus songs in South Pacific. “Honeybun” has its “...hundred and one pounds of fun” in the person of Tammy Hughes, who brings a beautiful voice and romantic energy to her role as Nellie Forbush.

Then there’s the love-sick sailors headed up by John de Jong as Luther Billis lamenting “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” as they look longingly at the nurses with whom they are not allowed to associate.

And, of course, Nellie falls in love with Emile, her Wonderful Guy whom she met on Some Enchanted Evening.

However, she can’t quite make up her mind about him and decides to “...wash that man right outa my hair” with her bevy of supportive nurses so we can all enjoy the later reunion.

“It’s wonderful,” said Mr. Langfrey. “I’ve watched a couple of rehearsals already.”

Tickets are available by calling 905-304-SHOW (7569), or by visiting the box office in person weeknights between 6 and 8p.m. in the West Wing Foyer of Ancaster High School, 374 Jerseyville Rd. W. at Meadowbrook.

Adults $25. Seniors $20. Students and children $10.

More information is available at theatreancaster.com .