Pacific Overtures 2014

Pacific Overtures

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Directed by Alister Smith
Choregraphy by Michael Ralph
Music Direction by Robyn Womersley

The end of the world is coming.

It is 1853 and American warships are poised in the waters around Japan. A fisherman and a minor samurai are dispatched to 'stop the boats' and hold back the tide of Western incursion – at stake is a way of life.

Stephen Sondheim’s extraordinary epic is hysterically funny one moment and deeply moving the next, as it explores the forces of cultural change in two hours of highly charged theatre.

Presented February 20 – March 9, 2014 in association with Theatre Works and Auspicious Arts Projects by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd. A co-production with Manilla Street Productions.

Proudly supported by Lyngala Foundation.

Presented Feb 20th - Mar 9th, 2014 at Theatre Works


Featuring:  Bianca Baykara, Anton Berezin, Reece Budin, Emma Clair Ford, Jacqui Hoy, Andrew Kroenert, Adrian Li Donni, Noni McCallum, Tim Paige, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Elenor Smith Adams, Sonya Suares and Leighton Young

Musicians:  Daniele Buatti, Aaron Klein and Lara Wilson

Set Design:  Eugyeene Teh
Costume Design:  Chloe Greaves
Lighting Design:  Rob Sowinski
Production Managers:  Linda Hum and Tanje Ruddick
Stage Manager/Operator:  Mel Moldrich

With thanks to Robert Johnson (AD/ Operator), James Lew (Assistant LX), Shane Thompson (Assistant Set Design), Stephanie Dimitriou (ASM), Jean Grant (Producer's Assistant)