National tour of ‘The Sound of Music’ will stop at the WVU Creative Arts Center Nov. 26
The beloved story of Maria and the von Trapp family will come to life at the WVU
Creative Arts Center Monday, Nov. 26. Showtime for
The Sound of Music
is 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the University Arts Series presented by
University Toyota. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices,
online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 304-293-7469 and 800-745-3000.
This production of
The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers
by Maria Augusta Trapp. The show will feature the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award–winning
Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
Set in 1938 Salzburg, Austria, the show opens on the eve of Austria’s annexation
into Nazi Germany. Maria, a postulant of Nonnberg Abbey, finds herself serving
as the temporary governess to the seven children of former naval officer captain
Georg von Trapp. Maria introduces music to the children and falls in love with
captain von Trapp as the beloved musical unfolds.
The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by more than 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
“I waited for a moment when we could rediscover The Sound of Music as it was originally created,” says Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. “Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It's like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well.”
Tickets start at $49 for the general public and at $29 for WVU Students. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 800-745-3000. WVU Student discounted tickets are limited to one per valid WVU Student ID or offer code. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 304-293-8221.
The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment and presented by University Toyota. Stay connected with the latest event updates through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @wvuevents.