The Seaway Valley Theatre Company has been busy preparing for their major musical production of the 2022/2023 season, “The Sound of Music.”
Featuring a trove of cherished songs, “The Sound of Music” has won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a cheerful aspiring nun who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
The show is produced by SVTC vice-president Christiane Taylor and newcomer Shirley Robertson, a member of the SVTC’s marketing committee. Sitting in the director’s chair for his first big musical production is long-time SVTC member Corey Disotell, who has directed several of the company’s previous shows, including “Elf the Musical JR.,” “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR.,” and “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.”
“I picked this show because its a beloved classic,” Disotell shared, “So many people have watched the movie version and are familiar with the songs. This show promises to entertain individuals of all ages.”
Returning as Musical Director is Elizabeth Caddell, who previously led the band for the company’s productions of “Mamma Mia!” and “Nunsense.” And making her SVTC début as choreographer is Amanda Marini-Rohde, who is well known to both Cornwall’s dance community as a performer and viewers of YourTV Cornwall as a host.
“The Sound of Music” will be staged at the Aultsville Theatre, 2 St. Lawrence Drive, Cornwall, on select dates and times from February 17 to 25.
For more information, visit www.svtc.ca/thesoundofmusic and the Seaway Valley Theatre Company’s Facebook page. Be sure to also follow the hashtag #SVTCSoundOfMusic on social media.