Skylight Music Theatre unveils its latest show THE SOUND OF MUSIC as part of the 2012-2013 season. Already extended to a record-breaking eight-week run, the show plays November 16 through December 31 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI).
One of the most beloved musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Struggling to contain her personality within the convent walls Maria Rainer, a novice nun, is sent off to take care of the seven troublesome Von Trapp children as their new governess. Through her kindness and singing Maria is able to win the affections of the family including the once cold Captain Von Trapp. Soon after marrying, the Captain, Maria and the family find themselves on the brink of World War II and must flee the country in a thrilling finale.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC marks Skylight's biggest cast to date: 63 cast members featuring Skylight's Bill Theisen as Max Detweiler in his last role as Artistic Director, a double cast for various children's roles and a nun auxiliary choir of 21.
"THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of those extraordinary shows that everyone has grown up with," said Theisen. "The songs, the characters, everything is like a family we've always known. It's always great to be reunited with a show that has so much meaning especially one as beautiful as THE SOUND OF MUSIC."