FRIDAY, MAY 11, 6PM
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 4PM
75 Industrial Road, Wainscott
The Ross Children's Community Theatre presents The Sound of Music on Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the LTV Studio Playhouse in Wainscott. This event is open to the public.
This full-length production features 21 actors, ages 6–11. The growing popularity of the Ross Children’s Community Theatre program required a larger setting and professional staging. “We needed a bigger venue, and LTV Studios was perfect!” said Theatre Director Margaret Kestler.
One of the most popular musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in 1930s Austria, the story is about a young woman named Maria who is failing in her attempts to become a nun. When the widowed Navy captain Georg Von Trapp asks the convent for a governess to care for his seven children, Maria is given the job. The captain runs a strict household and at first the children are unhappy and resentful to have a governess. However, Maria’s kindness and sense of whimsy ultimately win them over. A romance brews between the captain and Maria, but the family is affected by world events, as Austria is about to come under the control of Germany.
“They’re learning about that part of history, World War II and the Nazis, and they understand that this was based on a real event that happened to real people,” said Margaret. “It’s a sophisticated production for these children, and they are doing a wonderful job.”
Tickets are $20. The LTV Studio Playhouse is located at 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott, New York. For tickets or more information, contact Betsy Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-907-5826.