For Immediate Release: July 11/2012
Kingston, ON: Bottle Tree Productions presents The Sound of Music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street, at the corner of Princess and Clergy Streets.
Bottle Tree Productions is pleased to announce they have secured the rights to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.
Dates: December 13th until the 22nd; Thursdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm.
Tickets available at the Grand Theatre Box Office: 613-530-2050 located at 218 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario
While the critics were initially lukewarm to this ‘saccharine’ musical, the world has since fallen in love with the von Trapp family story. A true-life story based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp, opens on the eve of the Second World War in Austria. Austria is under the influence of Nazi Germany and the country is quickly becoming militarized. The filmed version of The Sound of Music helped cement Julie Andrews’ status as a star. Canada’s own Christopher Plummer played the strict Captain von Trapp, whose love of music had died with the death of his first wife. Plummer’s Captain von Trapp forbids his seven children from practicing music. Into this unhappy family comes a breath of fresh air. A high-spirited young nun by the name of Maria is sent by the mother superior to further her religious education by acting as governess to the rebellious von Trapp children. They had previously sent many governesses packing. Maria brings music back into their lives.
At the end of the musical, the von Trapp family escapes from Austria through the Alps and bring their music to the world.
For more info contact:
Bottle Tree Productions
445 Southwood Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 5P8
Contact: Anne Marie Mortensen or Charles Robertson