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PACIFIC OVERTURES

written by John Weidman
directed by Gary Gisseiman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
music director: Anita Ruth
January 6th- February 1st, 2004

 

Synopsis

The encounter between American gunboat diplomacy and Japan’s determined isolationism in the 1850’s set off a whirlwind of world-changing events in a revealing clash of cultures. Sondheim’s unsurpassed mastery of the American music mixed with the theatrical techniques of Japan create a rich and thought provoking view of our world.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


DATES

January 6th- February 1st, 2004

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CAST

 
 

JOSEPH
CARL

2nd Councilor, 1st Observer, Priest, Kanagawa Girl, British Sailor, American Admiral

ZACHARY
DRAKE

Reciter, Storyteller, Emperor, Shogun

ARNOLD R.
FELIZARDO

Kayama, Dutch Admiral

ROY
KALLEMEYN

Lord Abe, Sumo Wrestler, Kanagawa, Madam

ALLEN
MALICSI

Merchant, American Sailor, Physician, Sumo Executioner, Samurail, Warrior, Lord of the South, Assassin

 
 
 

BILL
MURRAY

Samurai, Fisherman, American Officer, Soothsayer, Russian Admiral, Samurai, Warrior, Lord of the South, British Sailor, Samurai Bodyguard

SARA
OCHS

Priest, Second Observer, Merchant’s son, Boatman, American Sailor, Puppet Emperor, British Admiral

LAURINE
PRICE

Merchant’s Grandmother, American Officer, Shogun’s Wife, Young Boy, French Admiral, Assassin, Lord of the South, Kanagawa Girl

SHERWIN F.
RESURRECCION

Manjiro, Old Man

KISEUNG
RHEE

3rd Councilor, Thief, Samurai, Companion, Assassin, Kanagawa Girl, American Girl, American Officer, Old Swordsman

 
 
 

ADRIANO
SOBRETODO

1st Councilor, Samurai, Horse, commodore Perry, Sumo Wrestler, Noble, Butoh, Assassin, Lion

MOMOKO
TANNO

Shogun’s Mother, Tamate, American Sailor, Noble, Assassin, Kanagawa Girl, British Sailor

ANITA
RUTH

Orchestra

JOAN
GRIFFITH

Orchestra

KYLE
CLAUSEN

Orchestra

 
 

BRIAN
GLENN

Orchestra

RICK
SHIOMI

Orchestra

 

PRODUCTION TEAM


 
 

EMILY PARK
SMITH

Stage Manager

RICK
POLENEK

Scenic Designer

MICHAEL
P. KITTEL

Lighting Designer

MARA
BLUMENFIELD

Costume Designer

ELIN
ANDERSON

Additional Costume Design

 
 
 

TIMOTHY
KNOX

Sound designer

MYRON
JOHNSON

Choreography

DAVID
FURUMOTO

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