The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music,” a special two-show performance, on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Performances will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, located in George Washington Hall on the university’s Fredericksburg campus. Tickets are $20 for standard admission and $15 for children and students with a UMW or Germana Community College ID.
“The Sound of Music” will be performed in interactive mode as audience members will have the opportunity to sing-a-long, dress up in costume and join the choruses of “My Favorite Things.” The performance will begin with a vocal warm up to encourage the audience to join in with the musical.
UMW’s Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Cedric Rucker, will host the program. Rucker was an undergraduate student at Mary Washington College between 1977 and 1981 and joined the administration in 1989. Joining Dean Rucker and assisting with vocal warm-ups will be twin sisters Barbara Powell and Julie Perry. Powell is the choir director at Walker Grant Middle School in Fredericksburg, an accomplished singer, and 2015 Teacher of the Year at WGMS. Perry is the Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager, and serves at Fredericksburg Arts Commission.
“Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music” first premiered in 2000 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan. In 2001, the production appeared at the Hollywood Bowl where over 18,000 people attended the performance, including the film’s director and writer. The drama has toured internationally since 2005 in cities such as London, Amsterdam, Dublin, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and many other major cities.
For further information and to purchase tickets, contact the Klein Theatre Box Office at (540) 654-1111 or visit umw.tix.com.