Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last big Broadway hit, The Sound of Music, didn’t break new ground in musical theater the way their Oklahoma did, or take on social issues in a new and challenging way like, say, South Pacific. What The Sound of Music did—and continues to do—is charm millions of theatergoers with its heartwarming story and insanely catchy songs. And, beginning tomorrow night, Schenectady Light Opera Company will present the tuneful saga of Maria the not-so-promising nun, retired Navy Captain von Trapp, and von Trapp’s brood of singing moppets.
You know the songs: “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Sound of Music,” and the ballad that has the last lyric Oscar Hammerstein ever wrote, “Edelweiss.”
Becky Straight directs this production, which will feature Erin Waterhouse as Maria and John Sutliff as von Trapp.
The Sound of Music opens tomorrow (Friday. March 15) and runs through March 24 at Schenectady Light Opera Company (427 Franklin St., Schenectady). Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $28, $22. For more info, call (877) 350-7378.