LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The classic musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp comes to life on the stage of the Ursuline Arts Center in the Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart School for the Arts co-production of The Sound of Music.
Maria, a nun who proves to be too high-spirited for the religious life, is sent off to be a governess to Captain Von Trapp's seven troublesome children. She teaches the children to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, but when the Nazis invade Austria, the whole family is forced to flee to safety.
Originally presented on Broadway in 1959 and starring Mary Martin, the musical went on to become the most popular movie musical of all times, starring Julie Andrews in the role of Maria. With timeless music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music includes songs still popular today, including, The Sound of Music, Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things, So Long, Farewell, and Climb Every Mountain.
More than 40 students from Sacred Heart Academy and other Greater Louisville high schools and elementary schools will perform The Sound of Music on October 25 and Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m.; October 26, 27 and Nov. 2, 3 at 7 p.m.; and Oct. 28 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. All shows will be in the Ursuline Arts Center, bldg. #5 on the Ursuline Campus, 3105 Lexington Road. Tickets for the October 25 and Nov. 2 morning performances are $4. All other performances are $8 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com/. For more information, call 502-897-1816.
The production is produced by David X. Thurmond, executive director of Sacred Heart School for the Arts, and directed by William P. Bradford II.