Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by JACK O’BRIEN
NEW NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES AT
THE CENTER THEATRE GROUP / AHMANSON THEATRE
SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 31, 2015
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY, JULY 21
Casting has been announced for the brand new production of “The Sound of Music,” directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. This lavish new production launches this September at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, under the auspices of Center Theatre Group, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements.
To purchase tickets for the Ahmanson Theatre presentation, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, call (213) 972-4400 or visit the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre. Ticket prices start at $25. The Ahmanson Theatre is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, 90012.
Ben Davis (Broadway’s “Violet,” “A Little Night Music,” “La Bohème”) will play Captain Georg von Trapp and Ashley Brown (Broadway’s “Mary Poppins,” NBC’s “The Sound of Music”) will play The Mother Abbess with Merwin Foard as Max Detweiler, Teri Dale Hansen as Elsa Schraeder, Dan Tracy as Rolf and Paige Silvester as Liesl. The von Trapp children will be played by Erich Schuett (Friedrich), Maria Knasel (Louisa), Quinn Erickson (Kurt), Svea Johnson (Brigitta), Mackenzie Currie (Marta) and Audrey Bennett (Gretl).
Jack O’Brien’s introduces his brand new discovery, Kerstin Anderson, as Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Anderson won the coveted role from hundreds who auditioned. This will be her first national tour.