Friday, May 20, 2011

Cast Announced for Cabrillo Music Theatre's The Sound of Music

The hills will be alive in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music July 22 -31.

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Artistic Director, Lewis Wilkenfeld will direct, Darryl Archibald musical directs and conducts the Cabrillo Music Theatre Orchestra, and Heather Castillo will provide the choreography.

The production stars Shannon Warne as Maria, while Tom Schmid (Broadway’s Annie Get Your Gun) makes his Cabrillo debut as Captain von Trapp. Also starring are Michael G. Hawkins as Max Detweiler, Laura Cable as the Baroness, and opera performer/director Marilyn Anderson as the Mother Abbess.

The Sound of Music marked the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and boasted a book by playwrights Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

It ran on Broadway for over 1,400 performances, won five Tony Awards, and spawned a movie that earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The show’s memorable songs include, “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “The Sound of Music.” Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production features two songs written by Richard Rodgers for the movie, “I Have Confidence,” and “Something Good.”

Surrounding Cabrillo’s The Sound of Music will be a variety of special events. In order to accommodate the demand for tickets, an additional performance has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, at 11:00 am. This full performance will feature large discounts for seniors, plus free parking at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. In addition, Cabrillo will host sing-a-longs after all matinee performances by the fountain outside the Civic Arts Plaza, continuing the excitement of the show long after the curtain comes down. 

Performances will take place at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. For tickets go to http://www.cabrillomusictheatre.com/.  

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