The Concord Players present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic family favorite, The Sound of Music. Stage direction and choreography is by Kirsten Gould with music direction by Susan Minor. Performances will be held at 51 Walden Street in Concord, MA on Fridays and Saturdays, April 26th – May 11th at 8:00pm and matinees at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 28th and May 5th. All opening night ticket holders are invited to attend a jubilant pre-show reception beginning at 7:00pm on April 26th. Tickets are available online at www.concordplayers.org or by calling 978-369-2990.
On Saturday, May 5th at 2:00pm, The Concord Players will welcome a special guest; a descendant of the musical’s inspiration. Sam von Trapp, grandson of Captain Georg and Maria von Trapp, will attend the 2:00pm performance of The Sound of Music, participating in an audience talk-back session afterward at 4:30pm.
Featuring Brookline resident Julia Shneyderman (Brigitta).
At the heart of this compelling story are real people, each of them longing for something missing in their life. Woven with the sumptuous, prolific Rodgers and Hammerstein score, The Sound of Music resounds with themes of courage, perseverance, inner strength, conviction and resilience, shining the spotlight on a family's need for change in a time of adversity.
Maria Rainer, a postulant at Salzburg’s, Austria Nonnberg Abbey, is too free-spirited in 1938 to accept the discipline of the order. She easily and frequently escapes to the expanse of the mountains to find comfort and joy for which she yearns. Recognizing something special in this young sister, Mother Abbess arranges for her to work as a governess for the wealthy, aristocratic, Austrian naval officer, Captain Georg Von Trapp – a widower with rebellious seven children. He has not yet fully recovered from the death of his wife, managing his household in military fashion. Maria brings both music and adventure to the regimented lives of the children winning their hearts. Though engaged to the elegant socialite, Elsa Schraeder, Captain Von Trapp eventually falls in love with Maria and weds her. But their married life is quickly disrupted by Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria. Upon receiving word that Captain Von Trapp must report for naval duty in Germany, the family manages to covertly escape Austria via an amateur singing contest, crossing the mountains into Switzerland on foot.