June 13 – August 11, 2013
One of the world’s best loved musicals, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria is a young, aspiring but quirky, nun whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp’s seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess’, Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. She fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with “The Sound of Music” and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But, will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with the uplifting story and an irresistible score: “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things.”
The Sound of Music opened on Broadwayon November 16, 1959 and closed on June 15, 1963 after 1,443 performances. It was directed by Vincent J. Donehue, and choreographed by Joe Layton. The original cast starred Mary Martinas Maria, Theodore Bikelas Captain Georg von Trapp and Patricia Newayas Mother Abbess. The show tied for the Tony Awardfor Best Musical with Fiorello! Other awards included Martin for Best Actress in a Musical, Neway for Best Featured Actress, Best Scenic Design ( Oliver Smith) and Best Musical Direction ( Frederick Dvonch ).
WBT’s cast stars: Aubrey Sinn as Maria, Matthew Shepard as Captain Von Trapp, Karen Murphy as Mother Abbess, Michelle Dawson as Elsa, Cameron Bartell as Rolf, Molly Emerson as Leisl, Jamison Stern as Max, Bruce Rebold as Franz, Duane McDevi t t as Herr Zeller, and Melinda Tanner as Frau Schmidt.
The Multi-talented ensemble includes Joseph Cullinane , Allyson Kaye Daniel , Alec James , Crystal Kellogg, Sarah Krauss, Heather Patterson King, Carol Kuykendall, Leisa Mather, Eileen Patterson, Joel Pellini, and Roger Preston Smith
Our Show is directed by Jonathan Stahl , the Associate Director is Leisa Mather, Musical Director is Leo Carusone , Set Design is by Steve Loftus , Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser , Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton , Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Properties are by Grumpy Props . The Costume Designer is Loren Shaw, a 2013 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Costumes!
Jonathan Stahl, ( Director) A favorite at WBT, directed our successful Productions of Legally Blonde and Yeston/Kopit’s NINE , starring Robert Cuccioli. He was associate director and choreographer, and performed in, Guys And Dolls, Miracle On 34th Street, The Full Monty, Gypsy, Beauty and the Beast, and The Christmas Voyager. He choreographed and performed in Phantom (Another Kopit and Yeston success) and appeared in A Christmas Carol and My Fair Lady. As associate director and choreographer to Richard Stafford, Jonathan has worked across the country at great theatres such as The Walnut Street Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO and Ogunquit Playhouse. Jonathan’s rewarding career as a performer has taken him from the world of Ballet to Broadway, but all these steps have led him here to directing this amazing musical, with a superbly talented cast.
Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $52.00 and $80.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratitude’s are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com
Show Times: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. & Show 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 p.m. & Show: 8 p.m.
Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 p.m. & Show: 1:30 p.m.
Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 p.m. & Show: 7 p.m.
Reservations: Call 914-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com
Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or more: Call 592-2225
Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730. For private parties of six to 22, enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors, d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking. Additional cost call for details.
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