Gary Griffin Will Direct The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall in April 2012

News   Gary Griffin Will Direct The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall in April 2012 Carnegie Hall will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music in concert April 24, 2012, at 8 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

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Gary Griffin (Encores! Lost in the Stars and Broadway's The Color Purple) will direct the production with Rob Fisher (Broadway's Chicago) serving as musical director, conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, and based on Maria Augusta Trapp's autobiography, The Sound of Music, according to press notes, "tells the timeless story of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and their singing family." 

Set in Salzburg, Austria, on the eve of World War II, the score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” the title song and “Climb Ev'ry Mountain.” The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it ran for more than 1,400 performances.

A limited number of concert-only tickets will be available to Carnegie Hall subscribers and donors beginning on Dec. 9 and to the general public beginning on Dec. 16. 

Carnegie Hall tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

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