My daughter and I were super excited to see The Sound of Music on stage for the first time last night at the Des Moines Civic Center. One of the most revered and loved movie musicals of all time, the live show proves why it was ever made in the first place. If you love the movie, you won’t want to miss your chance to see it live on stage.
The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, is based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. The musical captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II.
The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children — and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
With well-known musical favorites like “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song “The Sound of Music”, kids AND adults will want to sing along. The show is great for the whole family and is recommended for ages five and up. To find more information about the show, visit the tour’s website. The Civic Center will also host a post-show Q&A Session on February 8th and 9th, 2017, where you can stay after the show and hear directly from cast members.
If you are wondering what you and the kids should wear, people go dressed up and dressed down to the Civic Center. Depending on where you park, you may need to walk a ways. I suggest dressing kids in outfits that are comfortable and not too fussy. Its winter in Iowa and last night was a bit on the cold side, so we dressed for warmth rather than for style.
With its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, The Sound of Music will come alive on stage at the Civic Center for a limited engagement now through February 12th, 2017. The show is two hours and thirty minutes long, including one intermission.
Tickets for the show range in price from $69.00-$145.00. All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Des Moines Performing Arts box office at (515) 246-2300 or online at http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/. The Civic Center is located at 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines.
Are you planning on taking your kids to see The Sound of Music at the Des Moines Civic Center?