South Pacific opens May 8th, with shows the 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17th.
We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary as Clifton’s community theater! And we’re excited to bring the Broadway classic, “South Pacific” to the Aprea Theater this May.
This show’s production will again be led by the team that brought Clifton the rave review production of “Fiddler On The Roof” last spring. Featuring a 13 piece orchestra, Fiddler saw near sell-out crowds every night of the 400 seat Aprea Theater, with audiences traveling from southern New Jersey to see the show.
The South Pacific crew includes Fiddler Director Kathleen Kellaigh, Musical Director Jalmari Vanamo, Producer Maryann Irizarry, Lighting Designer Tom Vigilante, Set Design/Construction & Sound Kurt Irizarry, Technical Lead Kyle Parkin, Stage Manager Tara Freifeld, Assistant Stage Manager Devin Sogluizzo and introduces a new Choreographer to the group, Malinda DiPasquale. Presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. Music composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.
South Pacific is the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic based on James A. Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. The show centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the idyllic South Pacific during World War II, and intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. This program is funded, in part through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Show dates are May 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17th. Times are Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm. A Complimentary Opening Weekend & Member Appreciation Reception will be held Sat. May 9th at 7pm in the lobby before the show – all are welcome!
Non-member advanced tickets are $20/adults and $15/students & seniors, $25 adults /$20 students & seniors at the door. Reserve your seats now online here or call our Box Office at (973) 928-7668. Checks can be mailed to: Theater League of Clifton, PO Box 4072 Clifton, NJ 07012. Group Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, please call (973) 928-7668 for details. And don’t forget, our Members get FREE show tickets! For more info click here.
The South Pacific Crew
Front left to right – Asst Stage Mgr Devin Sogluizzo, Director Kathleen Kaleigh, Musical Director Jalmari Vanamo, Choreographer Malinda DiPasquale
Back Left to Right - Lighting Designer Tom Vigilante, Stage Manager Tara Freifeld, Producer/Costumer Maryann Irizarry, Set Design/Construction & Sound Kurt Irizarry, Technical Lead Kyle Parkin