The Sound of Music: Chamber Opera Chicago Stages the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic
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The last date listed for The Sound of Music was Sunday June 12, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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.