Some Enchanted Evening - The Songs Of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Author(s): Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, concept by Jeffrey B Moss
Company: Barn Theatre and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II pioneered a flair that was all their own in the golden age of musical theatre.
From 1940 to Hammerstein’s death in 1960, this musical duo dominated the musical stage and big screen with hits such as South Pacific and Cinderella, and their mastery of creating stories through music that lived beyond the page or even the performance is much of what keeps their work alive and well today.
Some Enchanted Evening is a revue of some of their compositions and places five performers in a theatrical setting: first 'backstage', where the songs are sung as personal interplay, and then 'onstage', where the songs are presented to an audience.