SUMMER 2022, The Sound of Music, (ages 10+), 8/1-8/14 FULL
The Sound of Music (ages 10+)
The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children--and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”
Dates: Monday-Friday, 8/1-8/12 from 8:30am-4pm. Ticketed performances on the second weekend. For the first week, rehearsals will be held at the NESPA studio (North Reading). The second week will be help at The Quannapowitt Playhouse in Reading.
Performances at QP,
Friday, 8/12 at 6pm
Saturday, 8/13 at 2pm and 6pm
Sunday, 8/14 @ 2pm.
We are planning on having two casts and each cast will have two shows. Some actors might be needed for all four shows.
The non-refundable deposit for The Sound of Music is $100.00. Please reach out if you would like to pay in installments. The full cost of the program is $695.00. The full balance is due by May 15th. All unpaid spot will be released after that date.