New York City
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, already successful, set out to write a popular musical that would send a strong progressive message about racism. They succeeded so well that this vastly entertaining show’s message remains relevant more than 60 years later. South Pacific has a compelling plot, likable characters, and most of all, some of the most glorious songs in musical theater history, including “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” and many more. This musical is performed outdoors by a large cast and live orchestra at the historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s beautiful Joaquin Miller Park. Come early to enjoy a stroll along hillside trails and views of the bay and cities below.