The Sound of Music
Main House, Musicals

The Sound of Music

Presented by The Cotswold Savoyards

The Sound of Music is considered to be the world's most beloved musical. The original Broadway production starred Mary Martin as Maria and won five Tony Awards in 1959 including Best Musical. It then went on to cinematic history with Julie Andrews in the starring role. The show features some of the most delightfully infectious songs of all time by songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein and Librettists Lindsay and Crouse.

When a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children and brings a love of life and music back into the home. They fall in love and marry, but upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, So long, Farewell, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music. The show is guaranteed to win your heart!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COTSWOLD SAVOYARDS

On behalf of The Cotswold Savoyards, we hope that you are all staying safe and well, and would like to thank you for your continued support during these extraordinary and unprecedented times. Whatever uncertainties we face in the future, we are confident that we shall indeed pull through it all as a united community and restate the remarkable pedigree of live theatre in the Cheltenham area. Our audiences have made The Cotswold Savoyards what we are today, and for this we are eternally grateful. An incredible amount of hard work has been invested in the show, and we look forward to filling your hearts and the Cotswold hills with The Sound of Music.

Thank you for committing to the new dates and supporting us and other local societies, but most importantly for maintaining the sustainability of our precious Everyman Theatre. We are confident that your faith will be rewarded when we bring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s masterpiece to the Everyman stage in April 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you once more to a production which we will all remember for years to come, but in the meantime, please keep yourselves, your family and friends safe and well, and we will see you all in the spring of 2022.

Simon Lewis

Chairman, The Cotswold Savoyards

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