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‘Sound of Music’ Takes the Susquehanna Stage

SELINSGROVE—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, “The Sound of Music,” will entertain audiences at Susquehanna University beginning Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The musical, presented by Susquehanna’s Department of Theatre, will run through Nov. 7 in the Degenstein Center Theater.

The show, based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers,” tells the tale of a woman who leaves a convent in Austria to serve as governess to a widowed Naval officer’s seven unruly children. The 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The musical will be directed by W. Douglas Powers, associate professor of theatre at Susquehanna.

Show times are Oct. 29–31 and Nov. 6–7 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for non-SU students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the university box office at 570-372-ARTS.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world.  Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu


Karen M. Jones

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