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Los Altos Hills Will Be Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Summer

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the Von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home for Switzerland in pursuit of freedom.

For nearly six decades, audiences of all ages have adored The Sound of Music, which is the final musical composed by legendary songwriting team Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers (South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The King and I). The sweet and sweeping score includes favorites such as "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Edelweiss," and the title song. Aided by a charming book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse (Anything Goes, State of The Union), The Sound of Music opened on Broadway in 1959, where The New York Post called it "wonderfully endearing," and The New York World-Telegram and Sun declared it "the loveliest musical imaginable." The musical received five Tony Awards in 1960, including Best Musical. Its 1965 film adaptation starring Dame Julie Andrews won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and continues to be the most successful movie musical of all time. In 2013, The Sound of Music aired on NBC as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years, and it was viewed by 44 million people. Director Milissa Carey and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, family, and standing up for what one believes.

July 19 - August 5, 2018

7:30pm Thursdays; 8pm Fridays & Saturdays; 2pm Sundays

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College

I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Parking in Student Parking Lot 1 or Lot 8. Visitors must purchase the required parking permit for $3. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills.

Tickets ($12-$32) and more information to be available soon at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.



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