Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage, presents “The Sound of Music,” weekends Dec. 8-17.
The youth production showcases talented young actors from the Sugar Land and Houston areas. The young cast members, ranging in age from 9 to 18 years old, portray the full, beloved cast, including Maria, the Captain and the von Trapp children. Directed by Sarah Patterson, “The Sound of Music” offers four evening shows and four matinees. The roles of the von Trapp children were double-cast, with each cast performing in four of the eight shows.
The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Maria’s growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain.
“We saw the highest audition turnout for a youth show in Inspiration Stage’s history,” Patterson said. “The level of talent was so stellar, it was unbelievably difficult to cast the show. I’m so excited by this immensely talented group of young actors. The music, choreography and storytelling are challenging, but these talented kids continue to amaze me with their ability to make it look easy and natural.”
See a preview of some musical numbers from Inspiration Stage’s “The Sound of Music” cast at this year’s Sugar Land Christmas Tree Lighting event Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. in front of City Hall in the Sugar Land Town Square. Tickets for the full production’s eight shows are on sale now at www.inspirationstage.com/shows.