Show Boat- San Francisco Opera
Fri 29 May 7.30pm Book Now
Senior Citizens £8
Under 15s £8
San Francisco Opera’s acclaimed production of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II classic American musical, Show Boat, set on the Mississippi, comes to Wallingford for one night. The score includes classics such as Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man sung “in grand opera fashion in the way the creators conceived”. This grand-scale production with a huge cast has received glowing reviews such as “a triumph— a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long” (Chicago Classical Review) and “The choruses are on fire. The dancers are off the charts.” (SJ Mercury News).
A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.
A triumph of their 2014 season, this show was filmed last June.