Now Playing to Rave Reviews! The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Starring David Pittsinger, Adrianne Hick, and Patricia Schuman
Photo by: Jonathan Steele
Ivoryton — The hills of the Shoreline are alive with the sound of music once again as the beloved musical, "The Sound of Music," makes its triumphant return to the Ivoryton stage. This timeless production is captivating audiences with its heartwarming story and unforgettable melodies.
The portrayal of Maria Rainer has been lovingly described as ‘cloaked in the sunshine of Adrianne Hick’ (Bonnie Goldberg – ctcritics.org). Hick’s performance is celebrated for her ‘warmth, joy, and energy’ (Kiersten Bjork – Whitebirchblog.weebly.com). David Pittsinger is also being praised for his ‘deep resonating voice’ featured in his performance as Captain von Trapp (Stuonbroadway.blogspot.com).
"The Sound of Music" tells the enchanting story of Maria Rainer (Hick), a young and spirited governess who transforms the lives of the von Trapp family through the power of music and love. Set against the backdrop of pre-World War II Austria, this timeless tale is filled with iconic songs such as "Do-Re-Mi," "My Favorite Things," and the unforgettable title song, "The Sound of Music."
The production boasts a stellar creative team, including award-winning director Jacqueline Hubbard, Francesca Webster as choreographer, and musical director Mark Cappetelli. Kate Bunce designed the costumes, Cully Long the set, and Marcus Abbott the lights. With their expertise and vision, they have crafted a production that honors the spirit of the original Broadway show while offering a fresh and engaging experience for audiences of all ages.
In addition to Adrianne Hicks and David Pittsinger, the cast features a talented ensemble of performers who bring the beloved characters to life, including the highly acclaimed soprano Patricia Schuman in the role of The Mother Abbess and a host of talented local kids to play the adorable von Trapp children. Joining them are audience favorites Bruce Connelly as Max and Beverley [Taylor] Ricci as the Baroness. The entire cast is dedicated to delivering a truly memorable theatrical experience.
"The Sound of Music" will run through July 30th. Tickets are available at the box office and online atIvorytonplayhouse.org. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to relive the magic and rediscover the joy of "The Sound of Music" at Ivoryton Playhouse.