Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream A Whimsical, Romantic World-Premiere Revue
Patrick Street Productions (PSP) presents Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream – a world-premiere musical revue at the newly opened York Theatre on Commercial Drive, February 5-16, 2014. Conceived & directed by PSP Co-Artistic Producer Peter Jorgensen and featuring a cast of local musical theatre luminaries, the dreamy production features songs from each and every show written by the prolific Broadway duo.
â€œWith Out of a Dream we celebrate two masters who almost single-handedly created the golden era of musical theatre,â€ says Jorgensen. â€œFrom their first collaboration on Oklahoma! to their final collaboration on The Sound of Music, there is an undeniable majesty to their creations. Their voice, authentic and transcendent, is as affecting as anything written today – through songs like If I Loved You, Wonderful Guy, We Kiss in the Shadow, or Some Enchanted Evening we reach, we struggle, we rejoice, we desire… in short, we live more deeply through their unparalleled expression.â€
The productionâ€™s cast features five of Vancouverâ€™s most accomplished musical theatre artists – Kazumi Evans, Kaylee Harwood, Warren Kimmel, Caitriona Murphy, and Sayer Roberts, with orchestrations & musical direction by Nico Rhodes.
The ensemble will guide audiences on a nostalgic, dreamy journey through the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, visiting each and every musical penned by the duo, including Carousel, South Pacific, The King & I, Cinderella, and other cherished favourites. Taking the form of a revue, the production eschews strict narrative and instead thematically floats between songs and scenes in a whimsical tribute to these musical treasures.
Richard Rodgers (1902â€“1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895â€“1960) were an influential and innovative American writing team responsible for some of the 20th centuryâ€™s most celebrated musicals. While each had achieved acclaim prior to their partnership, their greatest professional successes were to come from their collaboration. Between Oklahoma! in 1943 and The Sound of Music in 1959, the duo created 11 productions for which they received 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Patrick Street Productions presents Rodgers & Hammerstein: Out of a Dream
Date: February 5 â€“ 16, 2014
Tues â€“ Sat at 8pm
Sat & Sun at 2pm
Preview: February 5 at 8pm
Opening Night: February 6 at 8pm
Ticket prices: From $19
Address: York Theatre
639 Commercial Drive @ Georgia
Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3
Box Office: Online at tickets.thecultch.com
By Phone at 604.251.1363