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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 childrenand their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess blessing, and to the childrens 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.
Four fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana promand the press is involvedthey know that its time to put a spotlight on the issue and themselves. The towns parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrowbut when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadways brassiest are coming to join the fight and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.
Sunday, May 14, 2023
CM Performing Arts Center - Home of The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre and The Onyx Theatre 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY