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Indian Valley Theatre to stage ‘Sound of Music’

Published: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Indian Valley Theatre will stage “The Sound of Music” at the Sandwich Opera House in October.

The musical is based on the book, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.” It features an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi” and of course “The Sound of Music.”

The play, set in 1930s Austria, portrays Maria, who is studying to become a nun, being sent by Mother Superior to the VonTrapp family as their nanny. George Von Trapp, a Navy Captain, runs a tight ship as a widower of a very large family. Although VonTrapp questions Maria’s parenting methods as his children’s nanny, he manages to fall under her spell. This causes both Maria, as well as VonTrapp, who is engaged to a Baroness, to question their life’s decisions. Their personal conflicts are overshadowed by the events in Austria as it is about to be under the control of Germany.

The “Sound of Music” will run two weekends in October. Show dates and times are 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Seating is general admission. Tickets are available at www.indianvalleytheatre.com. Tickets also will be available one hour before shows at the Opera House box office.

For more information, call 815-793-2310.

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