Pacific Overtures

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Music Direction by Jonathan Goldberg
Scenic Design by Janie E. Howland
Costume Design by Gail Astrid Buckley
Sound Design by Andrew Duncan Will
Lighting Design by Karen Perlow
Production Stage Manager: Nerys Powell
Assistant Stage Manager: Geena M. Forristall

Season sponsored by Barry Bluestone, Lee and Diana Humphrey, and

Production sponsored by Ronald Sudol & the estate of Toni-Lee Capossela
Director Spiro Veloudos sponsored by Glenda & Bob Fishman
Music Director sponsored by Jo-An Heileman
Music sponsored by Richard Rousseau
Costumes sponsored by Richard & Sally Zeckhauser

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Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan through gunboat diplomacy forges an unlikely friendship between the samurai, Kayama, and the Americanized fisherman, Manjiro. The two of them – and all of Japanese society – must face the wave of Westernization that follows.  Spiro Veloudos puts a cap on his multi-year Sondheim Initiative with this startling, entertaining, and thrilling masterpiece.

“Mr. Sondheim’s songs are complete miniature dramas, loaded and compressed to a profound intensity.” – New York Times



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May 10 — June 16
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