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Tony AwardŽ-Winning Production Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's South Pacific Returns To Toronto Tickets On Sale Saturday

Date: 11/29/2010

"Musical Magic is Made Again!" Globe and Mail


Dancap Productions Inc., today announced that tickets for the celebrated Lincoln Center Theater Production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC go on sale Saturday, December 4, at 10am.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, this return engagement of SOUTH PACIFIC will play the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., from February 15 – April 10, 2011.  

Lauded with unprecedented rave reviews and nightly standing ovations last summer, Jason Howard and Carmen Cusack return to SOUTH PACIFIC as Emile de Becque and Ensign Nellie Forbush.  The Toronto Star raved, “Toronto-based Jason Howard is, quite frankly, a perfect Emile de Becque” and the National Post said “Carmen Cusack gives a performance of Nellie that I doubt Mary Martin herself could have equaled and on which I cannot believe that anybody could improve.”

Called “a beautiful show to watch” and “a glorious show to hear” by the Toronto Sun, this lavish new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC swept the 2008 Tony Awards®, winning seven honours including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher.  Based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning book Tales of the South Pacific, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories bloom amidst the trappings of war, but then are threatened by the dangers of prejudice. The show's score includes such classic songs as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “There is Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and “Happy Talk.”

SOUTH PACIFIC launches Dancap’s 2011 Subscription Series that also features the Canadian premiere of five new musicals direct from Broadway.  In addition to SOUTH PACIFIC, Dancap’s 2011 Subscription Series includes: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, based on the hit film with music and lyrics by the incomparable Dolly Parton; NEXT TO NORMAL, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama and three 2009 Tony Awards® and starring Best Actress winner Alice Ripley; COME FLY AWAY, Twyla Tharp's electrifying celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra; THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the creepy, kooky musical; and MEMPHIS, winner of the most awards in the 2009-2010 Broadway season including the 2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical.

"After an overwhelming reception in Toronto this past summer, I am proud to host the return engagement of the Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC at the beautiful Toronto Centre for the Arts,” said Aubrey Dan, President, Dancap Productions.  “Theatre-goers flocked to see this world-class musical, however, many missed out on the sold-out engagement leaving us with no choice but to bring it back to Toronto to launch Dancap's 2011 subscription series."

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing and presenting the Best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams. Current Broadway shows with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Memphis, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, In The Heights and Jersey Boys. Past Broadway and international credits include: Wicked, Come Fly Away, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Jersey Boys: the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas, West End, Sydney and the recent record-breaking run in Toronto.               

Dancap Productions Inc. presents
The Seven-time 2008 TONY AWARD®-WINNING


Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
February 15 to April 10, 2011
Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30pm • Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 1:00pm

Ticket prices start from $35 (inclusive of all taxes and service charges)
Order online at
or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469

For more info visit

For Dancap 2011 Subscription Series details or to order,
or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469.

Save with groups of 12 or more: Call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469

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PLEASE NOTE: at certain performances, Christopher Carl will play the role of Emile de Becque.  Due to previous commitments, Jason Howard will not perform February 15 – 17, 25 – 27 & March 1 – 5 (matinee).

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