Tickets will go on sale for Shreveport Little Theatre’s summer musical, The Sound of Music on Tuesday, June 19.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features Anna Maria Sparke Keele, Meade Patton, Seva May, Tom Serio, and Sarah B. Wilkerson.
SLT’s artistic director, Robert Darrow, directs, with musical director William Parsons, choreographer, Laura Beeman, costumer, Peggy San Pedro, scenic designer, Tom Serio, and lighting designer David White.
The Sound of Music is a musical by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.
Many songs from the musical have become standards, including the title song "The Sound of Music," "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and "Do-Re-Mi."
This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein is one of the world's most beloved musicals. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy.
The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Performances are scheduled for July 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at 8:00 pm. and July 8, 15, and 22 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are $22 with $10 student rush tickets (cash only) with student ID, if available at curtain time.
For reservations call 424-4439 or visit SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, open noon - 4 p.m. weekdays.