Pacific Overtures Tour 1976

Ages: 10+
Opened: August 31, 1976
Closing: December 18, 1976

Pacific Overtures - 1976 - US Tour History , Info & More

Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
135 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.

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