Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
RiverTowne Players is proud to present one of the world’s most beloved musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music. This classic musical will be performed July 21, 22, 28, 29 and August 4, 5 at 8pm, and July 23 & 30 at 3pm at the historic Masonic Theatre. This exceptionally talented cast includes Jessica Tyson as Maria Rainer and Tim Price as Captain von Trapp. This dynamic duo is joined by over 30 extraordinary child and adult actors, singers, and dancers. The Sound of Music is directed by Bethany Bondurant with musical direction by Amanda Kennedy, and is produced by Susie Tilley. This momentous production will also feature a large orchestra consisting of local musicians. You will not want to miss this sensational show full of unforgettable and stunning talent!
Based on true events, The Sound of Music is a love story told through classic and alluring musical numbers. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, and $10 for students. Tickets available at Bank of the Arts, SnapDragon Toys and at ShowTix4U.com. For more information, please visit RiverTownePlayers.org, or like us on Facebook.
We would like to thank Peanut Jelly & Butter, Screen Printing and Design for being our platinum production sponsor. Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!
Submitted by: Susie Tilley, Vice President, RiverTowne Players