‘The Sound of Music’ debuts Thursday

Thursday’s performance starts at 7 pm, while the Friday and Saturday shows start at 7.30 pm. There will be two Sunday shows — a matinee at 2 pm and an evening performance at 6.30 pm.

The Sound of Music is the fourth in the annual Broadway musicals staged by the Festival Arts Chorale. Past productions of the FAC include Crazy for you (2005), Fiddler on the Roof (2006) and Oliver (2007).

Set in 1938, The Sound of Music is based on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. It tells the story of Maria Rainer, a free-spirited nun who is hired by Captain Von Trapp to care for his seven children. Although Captain Von Trapp is engaged to a wealthy socialite, he and Maria eventually fall in love and marry —but their happiness is soon shattered when the Nazi invade Austria.

Featuring such classic songs as The “Sound of Music,” “Maria,” “My Favourite Things,” Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “Edelweiss,” The Sound of Music promises to again be the highlight of the school holiday season.

Maria will be portrayed by Hannah Howard, while Captain Von Trapp will be played by former QRC principal William “Bill” Carter. Included is a talented cast of children including Allen Clelland-Goddard and Joshua Ramjohn. This is in keeping with the Festival Arts Chorale’s objective of encouraging youth to be part of their productions.

Tickets, priced at $150 are available at the Queen’s Hall Box Office, the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts in St Augustine and Crosby’s North and South.


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