**** Recommended **** “South Pacific” is a romantic tour de force and amazingly relevant to this day. Based on James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific,” this 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical won the Pulitzer Prize as well as 10 Tony Awards. “South Pacific” was way ahead of its time in its sensitive and candid exploration of racial prejudice. Drury Lane Theatre’s talented cast does full justice to the lush musical score. 4 Spotlights
“South Pacific” runs through June 17th at the Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. There is plenty of free parking, valet parking is also available. Running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 and 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 5:00 and 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. Tickets range from $47-$62. Dinner and show packages are available. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylanetheatre.com.
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