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South Pacific Collaboration: The Norwalk Symphony
February 8 @ 7:30 pm
NEW PARADIGM THEATRE AND NORWALK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION AND SUBSTANTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS
New Paradigm Theatre, a company well-known for its inventive productions that are presented with multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-gendered casting and The Norwalk Symphony, a 80-year-old non-profit with a well-regarded professional orchestra, are excited to send you choices in what we hope will be your coverage of our exciting production of South Pacific: In Concert.
The Norwalk Symphony and The New Paradigm Theatre are partnering for this one-night-only production at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Snow date: Saturday, February 9, 2020 at 4:00pm), to present of one of the greatest musicals in the American repertoire. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music and lyrics will be showcased by the symphony as well as performers from CT and NYC.
Set in World War II, the story portrays Americans stationed on a remote island, the native peoples and their culture, and an enigmatic French expatriate with a foot in both worlds. The unforgettable characters and songs range from high comedy and young love to racial prejudice, tragedy, and reconciliation.
In addition to presenting this beautiful music, the two organizations are committed to a “collective impact” production, bridging the gap between the arts and the local community by choosing NICE (Norwalk International Cultural Exchange), a local non-profit that echoes the theme of the show.
Artistic Director and Broadway veteran, Kristin Huffman (Milford, CT), says, “New Paradigm Theatre is a theatre with a social conscience and we are thrilled to be co-producing again this year with a like-minded arts nonprofit, The Norwalk Symphony.”
“Our collaboration in 2019 on West Side Story set the stage for us to work with New Paradigm Theatre again this season. Their expertise, connections in the performing arts community and mission has enabled the Norwalk Symphony to expand our outreach and commitment to connecting with community partners in all aspects of our work” says Sandra Miklave, Executive Director of the Symphony.