The first half of the program will include Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes from The Sound of Music, The King and I and Cinderella. The second portion of the evening will feature a concert reading of the stage version of Andrews and Emma Walton's children's book, Simeon's Gift. In addition to Andrews, Gift of Music will also boast the talents of Anne Runolfsson, Kevin Odekirk, Stephen R. Buntrock, Christiane Noll and Jubilant Sykes. Ian Fraser will conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off-Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria."
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. For tickets, call (323) 850-2000. Visit www.hollywoodbowl.com for more information.