Are there hills in Rockville Centre, New York? Not anymore.
The Broadhollow Players brought those famous hills to the Long Island locale with The Sound of Music, but will close the show, as scheduled, at the Centre Stage Aug 20. Darren Petronella directed the musical, which opened Aug. 5.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic tells the well-known story of an almost-nun who becomes the nanny of an Austrian captain's seven children. She then falls for the captain, at the time the Nazi regime is taking over. With tunes like "Do Re Mi," "My Favorite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song, the show has become one of audiences' R&H favorites.
The 1998 Broadway revival of The Sound Of Music, starred Rebecca Luker, currently playing the madam librarian, Marian in The Music Man. Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse wrote the book for R&H, which was based on the autobiographical story of the "Trapp Family Singers" as documented by Maria Augusta Trapp.
The rest of the Millennium Season at Broadhollow includes Grease (Aug 12 - Sept. 3), Barrymore (Aug. 19 - Sept. 17), Bermuda Avenue Triangle (Sept. 9 Oct. 1), Smoke and Mirrors (Sept. 23 - Oct. 8), Cyrano.com (Sept. 30 - Oct. 22), A View From the Bridge (Oct. 14-29), Mame (Oct. 14 - Nov. 5 and Jan. 14-28), As Bees in Honey Drown (Nov. 4-26), Murder at the Howard Johnson's (Nov. 11 - Dec. 3), Annie (Dec. 9-23), What The Rabbi Saw (Dec. 9 - Jan. 7), The Rothschilds (Jan. 20-Feb. 11, 2001), and Moon Over Buffalo (March 10-25). To see the Sound, call the Centre Stage, located at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave in Rockville Centre, LI, at (631) 581-2700. Visit Broadhollow's website at www.broadhollow.org.
-- by Ernio Hernandez