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Some Enchanted Evening at Riverside
May 17 - July 16
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING – THE SONGS OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Riversides twentieth-anniversary season opens with this glorious celebration of the most memorable songs of the team that established the Broadway musical as a totally American genre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Their parade of hit shows across a span of nearly seventeen years of collaboration made Broadway shine with such landmark musicals as OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music. More than just a collection of over thirty iconic R&H compositions, this production interplays their songs in a dialogue between five performers as they develop their personalities and express their perspectives on relationships. From a backstage setting in the first act that features ensemble performances, to an on stage second act devoted to solo performances, listening to the classic songs of R&H styled by each character will be like hearing the music and lyrics for the very first time. Dont miss the passion and beauty of Richard Rodgers music and the deceptively simple yet moving lyrics of Oscar Hammersteinlive and on stage at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts!