Hollywood Bowl Picks Its Annual Summer Musical

News   Hollywood Bowl Picks Its Annual Summer Musical This summer the hills will be alive at the Hollywood Bowl — the outdoor theatre that seats nearly 18,000 — when the famed venue presents the family-friendly musical The Sound of Music.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is the latest musical to be presented at the Bowl, following acclaimed presentations of Camelot (2005), Mame (2004), My Fair Lady (2003) and The Music Man (2002). Gordon Hunt will direct the Bowl's mounting of Music, which is scheduled for July 28 and 29 at 8:30 PM and July 30 at 7:30 PM. Kay Cole will choreograph the semi-staged production, and John Mauceri will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. An all-star cast will be announced at a later date.

The Sound of Music originally opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Nov. 1959. Mary Martin headed a cast that also included Theodore Bikel and Patricia Neway. Julie Andrews starred in the award-winning film, and the most recent Broadway revival featured Rebecca Luker as the beloved Maria von Trapp. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score boasts such tunes as "Do Re Mi," "My Favorite Things," "The Sound of Music" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."

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