It’s so heartwarming! ‘The Sound of Music’ comes to Vegas
Even nearly 60 years after it first debuted onstage and more than 50 years after the film version starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was released in theaters, The Sound of Music retains a timeless appeal. The story of the Austrian Von Trapp family fleeing the Nazis before the German annexation of Austria in 1938 continues to have historical resonance, but the real enduring strengths of the show are its iconic songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and the romance between governess Maria and the stern Captain Von Trapp.
Audiences can experience all of that in the latest touring production, which began last fall and is spending nearly two weeks at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Classic songs like “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” are brought to life every night by the talented cast and three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien. “It soars with human touches and has a magnificent cast that win our hearts,” Broadway World said of O’Brien’s production. From the earliest Broadway productions starring stage legend Mary Martin to 2013’s live TV broadcast starring Carrie Underwood, and The upcoming Smith Center shows, The Sound of Music has been winning hearts for decades.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-5 & 9-12, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-7 & 13-14, starting at $29 plus tax and fee. 702.749.2000