Upcoming Events at JCC's Scharmann Theatre

South Pacific posterFall Show: The JCC Uncommoners Present South Pacific

The JCC Uncommoners have begun rehearsing their upcoming production of South Pacific.

JCC students involved in the show are: Michael Rensel and Mary Williams of Ashville, Tyler Stimson of Falconer, Ibn Cueto Alston, Zoanne Gebhard, Gabe Grey, Chloe Kilmartin, Caitlin McCall, Markie Mohr, and Whitney Poindexter of Jamestown, Derek DeVlieger and Tristan May of Lakewood, Skyler Schapp of Little Valley, Dustin Graziano of Mayville, and Giovanna Accordino of Perrysburg.

Also performing are: Kyle Scudder of Fredonia, Rachel Young of Gerry, Emma Jane Anderson, Korene Aldrich, Gavin Card, David R. Johnson, Jamie Lee, Eli Newbegin, Jake Rutter, and Sattar Sarvarija of Jamestown, Dwain Graham and Destiny Gates of Randolph, and Nnyl Newark of Sinclairville.

South Pacific opens November 6 and runs for two weekends ONLY, closing on November 14. Show dates are: November 6, 7, 12, 13, & 14 at 8 p.m., and November 8 at 2 p.m.  Tickets may be reserved in advance starting at $19 by calling the box office at 716-338-1187.  They may also be reserved online at  Senior citizens may receive $2 off any ticket when paid in person.

The story for Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 musical, South Pacific, is drawn from a Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by James A. Michener, entitled Tales of the South Pacific, which dealt largely with the issue of racism. It is considered by most critics to be among the greatest musicals of the twentieth century. The original Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including all four acting awards, and many of its songs went on to have a life of their own outside of the musical, including "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Happy Talk," "Bali Ha'i," "Younger than Springtime," and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy."