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Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents “The Sound of Music”
Posted May 18th, 2013

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 ).

The show has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals  since then. It was adapted as a 1965 film musicalstarring Julie  Andrewsand Christopher  Plummer, which won five Academy Awards.

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.

WBT Main  Stage:

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Irving Berlin’s White  Christmas: 11/7/13 -  1/5/14

 

 

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