Psycho Donuts Creates 'Jam and Bread' Donut to Celebrate THE SOUND OF MUSIC in San Jose
To celebrate the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Psycho Donuts has created a limited-edition donut, "Jam and Bread," inspired by the song "Do-Re-Mi" from the acclaimed musical. "Jam and Bread" is a raised yeast donut filled with raspberry jam and will include a powdered sugar quarter note sprinkled on top.
"Jam and Bread" will be available at Psycho Donuts (288 S. Second Street, San Jose) from today, November 7, through November 13, 2016.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC makes its Bay Area premiere November 8-13, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose) as part of a North American tour. Tickets will be available online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com.
Ben Davis (Broadway's Violet, A Little Night Music, La Bohème) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and Melody Betts will play The Mother Abbess with Merwin Foard as Max Detweiler, Teri Hansen as Elsa Schraeder, Austin Colby as Rolf and Paige Silvester as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by Roy Gantz (Friedrich), Ashley Brooke (Louisa), AUSTIN LEVINE (Kurt), Iris Davies (Brigitta), Kyla Carter (Marta) and Anika Lore Hatch (Gretl).
And introducing Jack O'Brien's brand new discovery, Kerstin Anderson as Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, MS. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned. This is her first national tour.
The ensemble includes Carey ReBecca Brown, Ronald L. Brown, Cáitlín Burke, Christopher Carl, Patton Chandler, Donna Garner, Rosalie Graziano, Robert Mammana, Darren Matthias, Anna Mintzer, Julia Osborne, Zane Phillips, Rebecca Pitcher, Emily Trumble, Daniella Dalli, Meghan Hales, Adam Hill, and Andrea Ross.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features 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. This new production is directed by Jack O'Brien (credits include: Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia), choreographed by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Brief Encounter, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (Tony Award nominee: 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Jane Greenwood, costume design (2014 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), Natasha Katz, lighting design (Five-time Tony Award winner: An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Ken Travis, sound design (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis). Casting by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013; 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, 2016-17 season.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy