The Sound of Music at The Naples Players
The hills are alive! Or, they will be from March 1 – April 2 at The Naples Players. The beloved final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Sound of Music, will finish out the 2022-2023 season at TNP, and will be the final production before the building is renovated.
Destined to become the world’s most beloved musical by featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.
The inspirational story, based on the real-life memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must escape.
This show is the perfect way to close the curtain on TNP’s current facility – the nostalgic musical of a family searching for their place in the world. For so many, The Naples Players has become that home. But it isn’t the physical location – it’s the people who make TNP home. The Naples Players is so excited to honor their family with this production this year, while spending next year creating a building where this sense of family continues to be the foundation.
“The Sound of Music has been one of our most heavily requested shows,” said Bryce Alexander, CEO & Executive Artistic Director. “Accompanied by our live, 15 piece orchestra, the show is sure to delight audiences – and create a standard for all of our musicals moving forward.”
Directed and choreographed by Dawn Lebrecht Fornara and musical direction by Charles Fornara, The Sound of Music features an all star cast of community members including (in alphabetical order):
KIMBERLY ALBRECHT, LEONARD ALLEN, CASSANDRA BROWNING, DEDE BROWNLEE, ED CONRAD, CHRISTIAN DINSMORE, KATIE ELKIND, SARAH GAMBLIN, JAN GEHRMAN, ALEX GONZALEZ, EMILY HART, LIN HART, ASHLEY KOSTEN, RACHEL LEFKOW, JOSEPH LOIACONO, ELIZABETH MARCANTONIO, PEGGY MONSON, GAVIN OTT, KELLY ROSSBERG, DONNA ROTELLA, ROSEANN RUGGIERO, MATT SCHWABAUER, SUE SMITH, VANESSA TARABOCCHIA, NORMAN TOBACK, MALENA TUCKER, LINDSEY WALSH, and TRACY WEAVER with EVAN ABRAM, ALEENA ARICO, LUKE BROWNLEE, BRAXTON CABRERA, ROMEO CALLARI, EMILY CAMERON, SURI FINCH, DANIELLA FLOM, SUSAN LYELL, MADISON MANCE, SABINE RIVERA, and BEALY CATE WHITE portraying two rotating casts of Von Trapp children.
Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. A Red Carpet event open to the public is slated for Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm and features local vendors, food, drinks, and live music from the band Chariot.
Additionally, a sensory friendly performance will be held on March 14th at 7:30pm.
From March 1 – April 2, performances take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Both general public and season tickets are on sale at the TNP Box Office. Those interested can visit NaplesPlayers.org anytime or call the TNP Box Office at (239) 263-7990.
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