July 21, 2014

SOUTH PACIFIC coming to Crown Center!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's
AUGUST 7-24, 2014

Musical Theater Heritage is proud to continue its 12th Season with the 1949 Pulitzer Prize winning
classic, South Pacific at the Off Center Theatre at Crown Center.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and
Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be Directed by Sarah Crawford, Musical Direction by Sarah Crawford &
Jeremy Watson.

Leading the cast are Ashley Pankow as Ensign Nellie Forbush, Christopher Sanders as Emile de Becque,
with a cast of 24 and a 7-piece orchestra.

Adapted from Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener, South Pacific features such iconic
melodies like "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," and "There Is Nothing Like a

Opening on Broadway in 1949, South Pacific has become one of the most beloved musicals of all time.
It's a timeless love story set against the backdrop of a tropical island during World War II. It has
won a combined total of 17 Tony Awards over the years, 5 Drama Desk Awards and the 1950 Pulitzer
Prize for Drama.

South Pacific will be performed August 7-24 at Musical Theater Heritage at the Off Center Theatre at
Crown Center 5 times a week, Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM, and Sundays
at 2 PM.

Tickets range from $10 for students, $17 for sides, $35 for center, and $40 for primo seats. Tickets
may be purchased by calling (816) 545-6000, at the Off Center Theatre Box Office window at 2450
Grand, or online at the Musical Theater Heritage website at www.MTHKC.com.

If you would like to review the show, official press opening night is Saturday, August 9 at 8PM. Call
Chad Gerlt at (816) 221-6987 to make arrangements.

MUSICAL THEATER HERITAGE, is not-for-profit arts organization, was founded in 1997. It is one of the
Kansas City's leading professional musical theater companies producing 3 musical theater pieces, 8
Musical Mondays, and many smaller events each year, hiring over 130 performers and theater
technicians annually.

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