The Flynn is alive with "The Sound of Music"

BURLINGTON When Rodgers and Hammersteins beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music was adapted to the silver screen in 1965, Twentieth Century-Fox made the creative decision to use marionettes in The Lonely Goatherd sequence, resulting in one of the most charming musical numbers ever captured on film. Now the astounding magic of marionette puppetry animates the entire story, as the world famous Salzburg Marionette Theater revitalizes the true tale of the Von Trapp Family Singers on the Flynn MainStage on Tuesday, November 27 at the special, family-friendly hour of 7 p.m. Through the space of a performance, they manage virtually without interruption what is denied to performers of flesh and blood: the leap to the realm of pure idea, where thought and expression are one, said Matthew Gurewitsch, New York Times writer. Although The Sound of Music is set in and around Salzburg, Austriahome of the world renowned Salzburg Marionettesit wasnt until last year that the Marionette Theater and The Sound of Music came together. Now, this exquisite troupe brings the story from the snowy Alps to the Green Mountainscoincidentally, just miles from where the Von Trapp family eventually settled in Stowe. Dont miss this exciting opportunity to see the Salzburg Marionette Theater performing this family classic, with an all-new recording featuring Broadway veterans Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde, The Mambo Kings) as Maria and Martin Vidnovic (Oklahoma!, Brigadoon) as the Captain. Formed in 1913, the Marionettes have since been traveling the world and putting audiences under their unique spell in performances of operas, ballets, and fairytales. With The Sound of Music, the company further extends its artistic scope into American musical theater. However, a smaller stage does not mean a smaller scopeexpect all the highlights of this Broadway blockbuster, including the spectacular songs Do-Re-Mi, The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, and Edelweiss. This performance is sponsored by Merchants Bank and Merchants Trust Company, with media support from Vermont Public Radio. Tickets for this performance are $35, $28, and $21, and are available in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office window at 153 Main Street, Burlington; by calling 802-86-FLYNN / 802-863-5966, voice/relay calls welcome; or on-line through the Flynn web site at www.flynncenter.org. Children 17 and under and students with ID save $4 off the top two ticket prices. Flynn members at the Contributor level and above save 10% and groups of 15 or more save 15%. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on show days from opening until the time of the show. Tickets are also available in person at Copy Ship Fax Plus in Essex Junction.

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