PASO ROBLES — Paso High Theatre Company will present “The Sound of Music,” one of the world’s most beloved musicals, at the Paso Robles High School Performing Arts Center next week. The show will run from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22. The performance is under the direction of Marcy Goodnow, Director of Theatre Arts and PRHS.
The “Sound of Music” is the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. In 1965, the story based on the life of the von Trapp family was made into a musical drama film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film was a box office hit at the time, and received five Academy Awards, and continues to be a world-recognized legacy and one of the most popular movies of all time, with songs, like, “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” permanently ingrained into many people’s memories.
“The Sound of Music” takes place in Austria in the setting of World War II. The story is about a nun ‘intern’ named Maria who just can’t seem to get music and her love of nature out of her head enough to follow the strict rules of the abbey. So she is sent to serve as governess for seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, eventually captures the heart of the stern captain and they marry. When they return from their honeymoon, the Nazis have invaded Austria, and demand the captain’s service. Not wanting to join the Nazis, the captain and Maria must escape to Switzerland.
Performances will be April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. at the Paso Robles High School Performing Arts Center, 801 Niblick Road in Paso Robles. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students, seniors, and children and can be purchased at prhsdrama.com or at the door.