Venue Details

Athenaeum Theatre
at W Oakdale Ave 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Charles Licht
Red Velvet 40 events 13 reviews

Very nice presentation Didn't know Nick Sandys could sing so well!!
The cast including the butler, Franz, were properly cast and gave excellent performances. Only problem was the sound level of some of the kids which needed more amp!!

reviewed Jun 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sue
10 events 10 reviews

Loved it. Talented cast.

reviewed Jun 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gerty
12 events 3 reviews

A magnificent production on all counts of Rogers' and Hammerstein's final masterpiece.

reviewed Jun 11 2011 report as inappropriate
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Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

With full orchestra

Stage Director: Chuck Gessert

Music Director: Brian Burkhardt

Choreographer: Linda Fortunato Assistant

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. The winner of numerous awards for both its stage and screen adaptations, the play is a heartwarming love story based upon the memoirs of Maria von Trapp. Set against the political unrest of Austria in the late 1930s, the high-spirited novitiate, Maria Rainer, is sent from the Nonnberg Abbey to the home of Captain Georg von Trapp, a widower, to serve as governess to his seven children. A stern military man, Captain von Trapp treats his children like sailors under his command – with discipline and at arm’s length. At first wary of their new governess, the von Trapp children are soon won over by Fraulein Maria, who brings laughter and music to their lives, and eventually, love to the lonely Captain von Trapp. Chamber Opera Chicago’s fully staged production with orchestra will fill your heart with The Sound of Music and is sure to be one of your “favorite things” of the season.

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