Incline Village, NV–Back by popular demand, the SNC Choir will once again be performing classic songs from some of Broadway’s best-loved shows, this time to the tunes of the current long-running musical Wicked, Paint Your Wagon—which famously featured crooners Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin in the film version—and the iconic South Pacific, generally considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, with a number of its songs going on to become worldwide standards.

Wicked tells the story of the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Galinda, the Good Witch of the North. The show was nominated for ten 2004 Tony Awards, winning for Best Actress, Scenic Design, and Costume Design. Paint Your Wagon, the 1951 Broadway musical comedy set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California, inspired the later film version in 1969, which ended up bearing little resemblance to the musical on which it is ostensibly based. South Pacific is a 1949 musical with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950 for its sensitive and candid depiction of racial prejudice at that time, drawing from James A. Michener's 1948 novel Tales of the South Pacific (which also won a Pulitzer Prize).

The concert, which will be performed under the direction of Donna Roberts Axton, SNC program chair of music, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, at 7pm in Patterson Hall on the SNC campus in Incline Village. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door; kids are free. Donna Axton teaches classes in music theory, music history, humanities, voice, and piano at Sierra Nevada College. For more information on the concert, please call her at 775.881.7586 or email her at daxton@sierranevada.edu.

 

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