East Meets West
Pacific Overtures is one of Sondheim’s most ambitious and rarely produced musicals which tells the story of how Japan, after 250 years of stability and isolation, reckons with an American expedition intent on opening the floating kingdom to diplomacy and trade. Click the links below to learn more about the historical context, artist depictions, videos and more.
Pacific Overtures runs March 7 – April 9, 2023.
View a collection of art created by artists of the time that illustrated their different perspectives of the same events.
View how the events of the musical Pacific Overtures match up against the historical timeline.
Read more about the real historical figures and events depicted in Pacific Overtures
All of the videos for Pacific Overtures in one place.