|Norton Center presents The Sound of Music
RELEASED: Jan. 29, 2004
DANVILLE, KYOne of the world's most beloved musicals will come to campus when Centre's Norton Center for the Arts presents The Sound of Music on Feb. 4.
The event takes place at 8 p.m. in Newlin Hall. For tickets or season subscriptions, visit or call the Norton Center box office (859) 236-4692 or 1-877-HIT-SHOW (448-7469).
Set in Salzburg, Austria, in the late 1930s, The Sound of Music is the inspiring true story of Maria Rainer. She proves too high-spirited for her religious life as a nun and moves on to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with Captain von Trapp's children, coupled with her generosity and spirit, captures the heart of the stern captain and they're soon married.
Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover the Nazis have invaded Austria, and have demanded the captain's immediate service in their navy. The finale illustrates the family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland and freedom.
This version of the musical opened in 1998. The original production won seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for 1,443 performances. It opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Nov. 16, 1959.
The 1965 film version earned five Academy awards including Best Picture and stands as the most successful movie musical of all time.
The College's Norton Center for the Arts is an internationally acclaimed performing arts center that annually brings to Centre a series of acclaimed musical groups, Broadway shows, individual performances and other works from the performing arts. A complete series schedule and subscription information are available upon request. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.centre.edu/nc/currentseason.html.
- end -
For news archives go to http://www.centre.edu/web/news/newsarchive.html.
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Public Information Coordinator: Telephone 859-238-5714