We received two tickets to experience the show.
Last night I took my oldest to see a live performance of The Sound of Music. I hadn’t seen the film in its entirety since I was a child, so I borrowed the movie from a friend last weekend so that I could introduce Emma to the story and show her what to expect.
What I wasn’t prepared for was how much I needed to see it again. It’s amazing how a film viewing experience changes when you view it as an adult for the first time again from start to finish. There were so many nuances that are so evident with the change in perspective. I hadn’t realized (or remembered) how dark the film was there at the end and it was not an easy feat having to explain Nazi Germany to my 7-year-old. I also never knew that this was a true story. Where have I been?
This lavish new Academy of Music production celebrates the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed film. Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, the on-stage adaptation of the movie was performed amazingly well. I like when a production sticks with the story but with small changes here and there to keep the audience interested and that’s exactly what happened last night. This was our first time seeing a show at the AOM and we loved the historic building and cozy theatre – not a bad seat in the house.
The production features music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Linsay and Russel Crouse. The national tour stars Ben Davis as Captain Georg von Trapp (Broadway’s Violet, A Little Night Music, La Bohème), Ashley Brown as The Mother Abbess (Broadway’s original Mary Poppins, NBC’s The Sound of Music), and Jack O’Brien’s brand new discovery, Kerstin Anderson as Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Ms. Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned. This is her first national tour.
Show dates and times:
March 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
March 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
March 18, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
March 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
March 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
For more information, and to purchase tickets please visit TheSoundofMusiconTour.com.
I’d love to see it live! I think the kids would like to see it too.
Lisa Rios says
The Sound of Music sounds like a wonderful show & watching a Live experience could be so much fun when you have kids around you. Would love to watch it if I had a chance to visit there.
This sounds fun. I wish we lived closer, so I can bring the girls to watch.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
The Sound of Music is my most favorite movie, and I’ve seen it live once, too! **LOVE**
Liz Mays says
That must have been so nice. I haven’t seen the movie in a very long time either. I’d love to see this show.
Catherine S says
This sounds like a great show. I would love to go if I lived closer. I will have to make time to watch the movie again.
I have several friends who live in the Philadelphia area. I’m definitely recommending they see this over the next few days!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Sounds fun! I’ve never even seen this movie through till the end.