Pacific Overtures

York Theatre Company Production (1984)

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Fight Staging

Cast Highlights

Abe (First Councillor)
Second Councillor
Shogun's Mother
Third Councillor

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea .... Reciter and Company
  • There Is No Other Way .... Tamate, Observers
  • Four Black Dragons .... Fisherman, Thief, Reciter, Townspeople
  • Chrysanthemum Tea .... Shogun (Reciter), Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician. Sumo Wrestlers
  • Poems .... Kayama, Manjiro
  • Welcome to Kanagawa .... Madam and Girls
  • Someone in a Tree .... Old Man, Reciter, Boy, Warrior
  • Lion Dance .... Commodore Perry

Act Two

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  • Please Hello .... Abe, Reciter, American, British, Dutch, Russian and French Admirals
  • A Bowler Hat .... Kayama, Manjiro
  • Pretty Lady .... Three British Sailors
  • Next .... Reciter and Company

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Trivia & History

Unlike the commercial transfer of this production to the Promenade Theatre, this original version of the production used the complete original text. Weidman and Sondheim made cuts and revisions for the transfer.

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