“Iconic and award-winning”, The Sound of Music with music by Richard Rogers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II tells the von Trapp Family Story. The original play won five Tony Awards and the Movie won five Oscar Awards. The play is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The playbook is written by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse.
SMASH Productions presents Pinky Bigley who toured as Eponine and Cosette in the Les Miserables National Broadway Tour as Maria Rainer (von Trapp) and Philadelphia & Orlando Opera Singer Lee Mueller as Captain von Trapp. Tim Casey plays Max Detweiler, Kathy Chesley-Williams is the Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Bonnie Williams is The Mother Abbess. Local Students from The Villages Charter School sing and dance as The von Trapp Family Children including Emily Veri as Liesel and Shay Yael as Rolf Gruber.
Hear your favorite music including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain, Edelweiss, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Something Good and Sound of Music with a live six piece band sung by the best Villages Talent and Local Students. The Choir of Nuns from the Nonberg Abbey will make your spirits soar! The music is still fresh and entertaining today and will make you want to sing along.
Bob Stehman is the Show Director and Susan Feinberg is the SMASH Producer. Mary Ann Rockenbach is Musical Director and Barbara Byers is the Choreographer.This production is presented under license from R&H Theatricals and Concord Theatricals. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Villages Shrine Club.