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A young Japanese man stands in front of an image of the Japanese flag with the geographical outline of Japan over it. The man wears a black bowler hat, glasses, and is wearing a black pin-striped suit that fades into a red kimono with blue flower details.

Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights March 28 & April 5, 2023
  • Pride Night March 31, 2023

Pacific Overtures

March 7 – April 9, 2023


A stunning exploration of tradition and transformation based on historical events.

In 1853, after 200 years of stability, Japan faces an American expedition determined to open the “floating kingdom” to trade. The isolationist island’s reckoning with the unwelcome western influence is brilliantly illuminated through a kaleidoscope of stories about sailors, samurai, “someone in a tree” and two friends who choose radically different paths.

This innovative epic of East meets West is one of Sondheim’s most ambitious and rarely produced musicals.

“One of the great musicals of our time.”

  • Masks are always optional in the lobby and other public areas of the building.

    Face masks are required inside the performance spaces on Thursdays and Sundays.
    Face masks are optional inside the performance spaces Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Click here to read more about Signature’s current safety policy

  • Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

    This show is recommended for teens and adults and will use theatrical haze. Signature does not admit children under 6 years old. Click here to read all content warnings.