'The Sound of Music' comes to Miller Auditorium

contact: Thom Cooper
| WMU News
In a scene from The Sound of Music, Maria is singing, her arms outstretched, as several children run around in front of her.

Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer and the von Trapp children (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Tickets are on sale for "The Sound of Music," produced by NETworks Presentations, at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium from Friday to Sunday, Feb. 9-11.

Purchase tickets online:
millerauditorium.com

"The Sound of Music" features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers." The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family features a Tony, Grammy and Academy Award–winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and the title song.

The show enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by more than 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

In a scene from The Sound of Music, Rolf rides a bike with Liesl on the handlbars.

Keslie Ward as Liesl and Chad P. Campbell as Rolf (Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

Performances

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9
  • 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
  • 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11

Tickets

"The Sound of Music" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $32 to $77. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

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