Sir Tim Rice’s epic new production from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre hits the big screen
Sedona AZ (November 22, 2014) – In observation of Pearl Harbor Day, the Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the big-screen premiere of “From Here To Eternity: The Musical” from London’s Shaftsbury Theatre. Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical will show on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7 and 8 at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away. When the troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for the kind hearted escort club girl Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), and when his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.
Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical, “From Here To Eternity”, is adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century; a gripping tale of illicit love and army life which translates in to a breath-taking, romantic and excitingly original show, set to join the front rank of great musicals.
This year marks 60 years since the film version swept the board at the Academy Awards winning 8 Oscars. The large scale production features a cast of 33 accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra. The release will include an exclusive behind the scenes tour of London’s Shaftsbury Theatre and an interview with Sir Tim Rice.
“From Here To Eternity: The Musical” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Veterans and active military personnel will also get the member price. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.