Dancap Productions Inc.

Dancap Productions Inc.

June 14, 2010 11:34 ET

Today Dancap Productions Inc. Presented an Exclusive Sneak-Peek of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC

Coming to Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts August 12 - September 5, 2010

Stars JASON HOWARD (Emile de Becque) and CARMEN CUSACK (Nellie Forbush) Performed with Musical Conductor FRED LASSEN Leading a 25-Piece Orchestra

Special Guest Appearance by Tony Award-Winning Director BARTLETT SHER

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -

Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press.

Today special guests and media were treated to an exclusive sneak-peek of the breathtaking Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Today's performance included SOUTH PACIFIC's signature "Overture," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "A Wonderful Guy," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "Some Enchanted Evening."

Prior to the performances were presentations from Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions, Bartlett Sher, Tony award-winning director, and Bert Fink from the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

This lavish new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, which swept the 2008 Tony Awards®, winning seven honours including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher, will play at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto from August 12 to September 5, 2010, as part of Dancap's inaugural Summer Broadway Series.

Welsh-born and Toronto-based Jason Howard, developed much of his classical repertoire with the Edmonton Opera where he recently portrayed the Dutchman in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer. He has also been performing with the Hamilton Opera since 1994 singing such roles as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro and Escamillo in Carmen.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Carmen Cusack spent the last two years playing Elphaba in Wicked (US National Tour, Chicago and Australia productions). Her many West End credits include Les Misérables (Fantine; UK, US and Shanghai), The Secret Garden (Rose; Royal Shakespeare Company), and The Phantom of the Opera (Christine; UK National Tour).

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."

B-roll footage will be available via satellite on Monday, June 14th at 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Eastern
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Dancap Productions Inc. presents
The Seven-time 2008 TONY AWARD®-WINNING
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
145 Queen Street West (at University Avenue – Osgoode subway)
August 12 to September 5, 2010
Opening Night: Sunday, August 15 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30pm • Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm
Ticket prices start from $35 (inclusive of all taxes and service charges)
Order online at www.DancapTickets.com
or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469
For more info visit www.DancapTickets.com
Official tour website: www.SouthPacificOnTour.com

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