Free Tickets (plus a discount) to Rogers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" at the Ordway

Photo by Peter Coombs

Let me guess –  all you know about the Broadway musical “South Pacific” are the songs “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair?”  And Rogers and Hammerstein? They’re Jewish. And um, one’s probably a lyricist and a the other’s a composer.
You’re on the right track, but let me help a bit.
Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical “South Pacific” is coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts from May 4 – 16th. Originally produced on Broadway in the 1950s (an Academy Award nominated film version was made in 1958), the Broadway show re-opened to high praise in 2008, winning seven Tony Awards. The show has been playing to sold out audiences since March of 2008 when the Lincoln Center Theater cast started touring.

The show is about prejudice, love, and war.

Sound dated? I think not.

Considered by some to be the best musical ever written, the show is also seen as the pinnacle of Jewish composer Richard Rogers and Jewish lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II’s collaboration on Broadway musicals (they have “The King and I” and Sound of Music” to their fame, among others). Sound intriguing?

What if I told you that TC Jewfolk had the hook up for you to (1) get a huge discount on tickets, and (2) have a chance at winning yourself a free pair to Opening Night? You’d be freakin’ out, I’m sure. Keep reading. And breathe. [UPDATE – FREE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE].

How Can I Win Free Tickets?

Ah, the most important question.The Ordway is giving one TC Jewfolk reader a FREE PAIR OF TICKETS to the Opening Night show (May 4) of “South Pacific.”
All you have to do to enter to win is answer this question in the comments before Monday, April 26th at midnightHow are the themes of love, war and prejudice in South Pacific still relevant to theater-goers today? Can the show teach us anything? The winner will be drawn randomly, via The Hat, so there is no right or wrong answer.

How Can I Get Discounted Tickets to “South Pacific?”

Photo by Peter Coombs

There are two ways you can get discounted tickets to this hot show.
First, TC Jewfolk has a special deal for any night of the show’s run. For $35 (plus fees) you can get seats in Scales 2-4 (prices are usually $62.50 – 475.00). When you buy your tickets for the show, just use the Promo Code “JEWFOLK.” The TC Jewfolk discount is not good on previously purchased tickets and is subject to availability.
Second, the Ordway has a 20s and 30s theater offer called “The Urbanites.” On Thursday May 6th, folks in their 20s and 30s can purchase $35 (plus fees) tickets to ANY SEAT at that one performance, and you’ll get along with it an invitation to pre- or post- show social hours. Buy your tickets for the show with the promo code “URBAN.”

Watch the Trailer for  “South Pacific” on Youtube and Get a Taste of the Touring Broadway Show: