The hills are alive with the sound of music….
Confession. I have never seen the Sound of Music. It’s just one of those shows I have on my wanna watch list but have yet to watch. Good news, DFW! Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are bringing this stage show to our area: November 3-22, 2015 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas and the musical will be back August 17-21, 2016 performing at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack OBrien, the spirited and romantic story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences taking the show back to its essence creating a deeper, richer and more powerful journey for a fresh interpretation of this timeless musical.
Like a few of the other shows I’ve attended with Dallas Summer Musicals, while I hadn’t seen them before – I totally recognize a few of these classic songs from The Sound of Music:
- My Favorite Things
- Sixteen Going on Seventeen
- So Long, Farewell
- Something Good
We are making it a mom-daughter date night. In the spring, I had the privilege of taking our oldest, Z (she is 12) to see Newsies and Cinderella. To my surprise, she fell in love with theater – in fact so much she joined the technical theater team at school. I didn’t grow up going to the theater but am sure glad to be able to experience these shows with my kids. We aren’t fancy folk, but I do love that these shows give us an opportunity to dress up a little and let my daughter her put her manners to use in an adult setting.
Don’t miss out – tickets will go fast to this hit show.
Single tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, from $25 – $106 (pricing subject to change), are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214.426.GROUP (4768) or emailGroups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.
Hope to see you there!
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 OBrien (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 musicsupervision by Andy Einhorn (Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella, Brief Encounter, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Douglas Schmidt, set design (Tony Award® nominee: 42ndStreet, 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.
According to director Jack OBrien, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever. Its no longer your mothers familiar SOUND OF MUSIC. We are tearing off the varnish of the past from one of the great glories of our theatergoing experience and making it fresh! This is an opportunity weve all longed to create!
Producer Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment) said, Its a great privilege to bring this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to theaters across North America. We hope that people of all ages will continue to fall in love with it for the first time, or all over again, and that it will truly become one of their favorite things. From our distinguished team led by the creative master Jack OBrien, audiences can expect a truly magnificent production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, THE SOUND OF MUSIC continues to be the worlds most beloved musical. When a major national tour was suggested, I not only agreed, but was willing to roll up my sleeves and do whatever I could to fashion a new stage production that would re-engage todays theatergoing public. The show was originally created for Broadway, and seeing it on stage only reinforces the power of the story and the score. And with Jack OBrien at the directorial helm well, we simply couldnt do better. Landing somewhere between The Coast of Utopia and Hairspray (shows for which Jack won the Tony®), his production is smart, focused, and surprising.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of MusicLive! 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 Evry Mountain, Edelweiss and the title song.