CSC announces complete cast of Pacific Overtures
Classic Stage Company has announced the complete cast to join "Star Trek" legend George Takei in the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Pacific Overtures, which will begin performances on April 5, 2017, before an official opening on May 4 and a limited engagement through to May 27, 2017.
Joining George Takei (as "Reciter") will be (in alphabetical order) Karl Josef Co, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Megan Masako Haley, Ann Harada, Kimberly Immanuel, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh, Orville Mendoza, Marc Oka and Thom Sesma.
Pacific Overtures features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman. This production is directed by Tony winner and CSC Artistic Director John Doyle.
Synopsis: "In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan on a U.S mission to open up trade relations at any cost. Pacific Overtures tells the tale of a samurai and a fisherman who are caught up in the Westernization of the East."
The creative team behind Pacific Overtures has also been announced and features musical direction by Greg Jarrett, musical supervision by Rob Berman, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
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