The Stage is Alive with The Sound of Music
Beloved classic twirls onto Playhouse Mainstage
Premiering Friday, Sept. 16
As one of the greatest musicals of our time, it is no surprise that The Sound of Music is making its way to the Playhouse stage to enchant Erie audiences with the story of the von Trapp family.
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Sound of Music follows Maria Rainer, a postulate in the Church who leaves temporarily to serve as governess to the seven von Trapp children in Austria.
Initially stubborn and brooding, their patriarch Captain Georg von Trapp slowly begins to soften as Maria brings joy and music into the family home. As Nazism begins to take hold in Austria, though, Maria and the entire von Trapp clan must make moral decisions that will affect the rest of their lives.
With many unforgettable songs, including "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and the titular number, The Sound of Music has become a classic in the musical genre, with the stage musical earning five Tony Awards.
A film adaptation was released in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. One of the most commercially successful films of all time, the film won five Oscars and cemented its place in classic popular culture.
Starring Maeve Kirby as Maria and Brendan Daugherty as Captain Georg von Trapp, The Sound of Music at the Erie Playhouse is sure to have you running in from the hills just to sing along. — Ally Kutz
Nine performances from Sept. 16 through Oct. 2 // Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. // $12 - $21.70 // For tickets and more information, including full performance schedule, go to erieplayhouse.org