The Sound of Music
Back by popular demand! Don’t miss it!
“Fine yet fleeting production renders THE SOUND OF MUSIC harmoniously sublime…This outstanding local staging brought true joy to my eyes, ears and soul.” (Seth Arkin, Theater Reviewer)
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 16, at 2:00pm
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
With full orchestra!
Stage Director: Chuck Gessert
Music Director: Brian Burkhardt
Choreographer/Assistant Director: Matt Raftery
Original Choreographer: Linda Fortunato
The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. The winner of numerous awards for both its stage and screen adaptations, the play is a heartwarming love story based upon the memoirs of Maria von Trapp. Set against the political unrest of Austria in the late 1930s, the high-spirited novitiate, Maria Rainer, is sent from the Nonnberg Abbey to the home of Captain Georg von Trapp, a widower, to serve as governess to his seven children. A stern military man, Captain von Trapp treats his children like sailors under his command – with discipline and at arm's length. At first wary of their new governess, the von Trapp children are soon won over by Fraulein Maria, who brings laughter and music to their lives, and eventually, love to the lonely Captain von Trapp. Chamber Opera Chicago's fully staged production with orchestra will fill your hearts with THE SOUND OF MUSIC and is sure to be one of your FAVORITE THINGS of the season!
The outstanding cast includes Barbara Landis (Maria Rainer), Ryan de Ryke (Captain von Trapp), Erika Morrison (The Mother Abbess), Anne Marie Lewis (Sister Berthe), Kay Rutherford (Sister Margaretta), Ling Markovitz (Sister Sophia), Jeanne Scherkenbach (Sister Catherine), Sarah McIntyre (Sister Agatha), Nancy Wiebe Mazurowski (Elsa Schraeder), Peter Vamvakas (Max Detweiler), Frederic Joseph (Rolf), Sarah Huffman (Liesl), Kenny Lumb (Friedrich), Katherine Hoth (Louisa), Brandon Burkhardt (Kurt), Sarah Markovitz (Brigitta), Tatiana Ranallo (Marta), Karissa Burkhardt (Gretl), Laural Reinhart (Frau Schmidt), Bob Douglas (Franz), David Wojtowicz (Herr Zeller), John Boss (Admiral von Schreiber), and a wonderful chorus of nuns!
Main Floor/Balcony I:
(12 and under)
(12 and under)