Lyric Stage Presents “Pacific Overtures”


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

May 10th Through June 16th

Book by John Weidman

Directed by Spiro VeloudosMusic Director, Jonathan GoldbergChoreography by Micheline Wu

Additional material by Hugh WheelerOrchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Original Broadway production directed by Harold Prince and Produced by Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell

May 10 – June 16, 2019

This startling, entertaining, and thrilling masterpiece puts a cap on Spiro Veloudos’ multi-year Sondheim Initiative. An unlikely friendship is forged between a samurai, Kayama, and an Americanized fisherman, Manjiro, during Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan. The two friends are caught in the inevitable winds of change and tell the story of Japan’s painful and harrowing Westernization. A highly original, inventive, powerful, and surprisingly humorous theatrical experience.

Kai Chao, Sam Hamashima, Alexander Holden, Elaine Hom, Carl Hsu, Brandon Milardo, Gary Thomas Ng, Jeff Song, Karina Wen, Micheline Wu, Lisa Yuen.

Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square, Boston
Box Office 617-585-5678

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