The Kennedy Center


The Sound of Music

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017


The Kennedy Center is alive with The Sound of Music! The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical will thrill once again with its Tony, Grammy, and Oscar-winning score in this brand new production, directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien.

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--Los Angeles Times

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, is coming to Washington. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®–winning Best Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss," and the title song.
The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when The Sound of Music LIVE! aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by more than 44 million people. The year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

Recommended for age 4 and up.

Performance Timing: Act One - 85 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 55 min.

Maria Rainer: Charlotte Maltby
Captain Georg von Trapp: Nicholas Rodriguez
The Mother Abbess: Melody Betts
Max Detweiler: Merwin Foard
Elsa Schraeder: Teri Hansen
Rolf: Austin Colby
Liesl: Paige Silvester
The von Trapp children: Elliot Weaver (Friedrich), Stephanie Di Fiore (Louisa), James Bernard (Kurt), Dakota Riley Quackenbush (Brigitta), Taylor Coleman (Marta) and Anika Lore Hatch (Gretl).


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The Sound of Music