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Westchester Broadway Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 6/20


One of the world's best loved musicals, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria is a young, aspiring but quirky, nun whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess', Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. She fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with "The Sound of Music" and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But, will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with the uplifting story and an irresistible score: "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss" and "My Favorite Things."

The Sound of Music opened on Broadway on November 16, 1959 and closed on June 15, 1963 after 1,443 performances. It was directed by Vincent J. Donehue, and choreographed by Joe Layton. The original cast starred Mary Martin as Maria,Theodore Bikel as Captain Georg von Trapp and Patricia Neway as Mother Abbess. The show tied for the Tony Award for Best Musical with Fiorello! Other awards included Martin for Best Actress in a Musical, Neway for Best Featured Actress, Best Scenic Design (Oliver Smith) and Best Musical Direction (Frederick Dvonch).

The show has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals since then. It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Academy Awards

Our cast stars: Aubrey Sinn as Maria, Matthew Shepard as Captain Von Trapp, Karen Murphy as Mother Abbess, Michelle Dawson as Elsa, Cameron Bartell as Rolf, Molly Emerson as Leisl, Jamison Stern as Max, Bruce Rebold as Franz, Duane McDevitt as Herr Zeller, and Melinda Tanner as Frau Schmidt.

The Multi-talented ensemble includes Joseph Cullinane, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Alec James, Crystal Kellogg, Sarah Krauss, Heather Patterson King, Carol Kuykendall, Leisa Mather, Eileen Patterson, Joel Pellini, and Roger Preston Smith

Our Show is directed by Jonathan Stahl, the Associate Director is Leisa Mather, Musical Director is Leo Carusone, Set Design is by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton, Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Properties are by Grumpy Props. The Costume Designer isLoren Shaw, a 2013 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Costumes!

Jonathan Stahl , (Director)A favorite at WBT, directed our successful Productions of Legally Blonde and Yeston/Kopit'sNINE, starring Robert Cuccioli. He was associate director and choreographer, and performed in, Guys And Dolls, Miracle On34th Street, The Full Monty, Gypsy, Beauty And The Beast, and The Christmas Voyager. He choreographed and performed inPhantom (Another Kopit and Yeston success) and appeared in A Christmas Carol and My Fair Lady. As associate director and choreographer to Richard Stafford, Jonathan has worked across the country at great theatres such as The Walnut Street Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, and Ogunquit Playhouse. Jonathan's rewarding career as a performer has taken him from the world of Ballet to Broadway, but all these steps have led him here to directing this amazing musical, with a superbly talented cast.

Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $52.00 and $80.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratitude's are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news

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