Wagon Wheel Theatre to Stage THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 12/6-22
No Santa Claus, no Frosty the Snowman, not even Buddy the Elf. No problem. Very few stories evoke holiday sentimentalities as much as the Tony Award winning, The Sound of Music. Running December 6th through the 22nd, the Wagon Wheel Theatre presents the beloved Rodgers' and Hammerstien musical featuring all your favorite songs including, "Do-Re-Mi", "So Long, Farewell", and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", just to name a few.
The Sound of Music is the timeless tale of Maria who leaves the Austrian convent to become a governess for seven sometimes spirited siblings. It is a musical tale of discovery and love against the backdrop of World War II Nazi Germany. The original Broadway musical featuring Mary Martin won the 1960 Tony Award for Best musical. The stage version spawned the Academy Award winning 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The plot is loosely based on the 1949, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" penned by Maria Von Trapp.
The Sound of Music last appeared on the Wagon Wheel Theatre stage in 2009. This cast stars Lauren Roesner and Ryan Wagner, who portray Maria and the Captain, respectively.
The holiday season typically brings all your favorite holiday reruns right to your television. The Sound of Music is no exception. However, this year NBC will air an updated live version starring Carrie Underwood.
"We don't mind the added publicity," says Will Dawson, Wagon Wheel Theatre Director of Operations. "If you watched the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, you know how much they pushed their live show. I think people will enjoy the Carrie Underwood version, but it will make them realize how much they love this classic show and the characters and they will want to come and experience it in a way only live theater and a theater in the round can offer."
Groups of 15 or more save nearly 40 percent and tickets are on sale now by calling the box office or by visiting the website at wagonwheeltheatre.org.