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    Whether or not you're sixteen going on seventeen, Derby Dinner Playhouse invites all to see The Sound of Music, which opens tomorrow night.  

    The Sound of Music performances will take place every day except Mondays from June 28 until August 7.  Evening shows are at 7:45 p.m. with buffet beginning at 6 p.m.  Sunday matinees go on at 1:30 p.m. with buffet beginning at 11:45 a.m.  Finally, Wednesday matinees go on at 1 p.m. with buffet starting at 11:45 a.m.  All performances will happen at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, located at 525 Marriott Drive in Clarksville, IN.  

    Ticket prices depend on the day of attendance.  Saturday evening shows are $43, Friday evening shows are $40, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening shows are $39, Sunday matinee shows are $35, and Wednesday matinee shows are $34 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the Derby Dinner box office, online at the Derby Dinner website, or by calling 812-288-8281.  

    The Sound of Music follows the Von Trapp family, including the stern baron of a father, and their new governess, Maria, in Austria just before World War II.  The Rodgers and Hammerstein-created musical features such well known song as Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things, and The Sound of Music.  

    As with mulitple other Rodgers and Hammerstein productions, The Sound of Music went to Broadway, first in 1959.  The production lasted four years on Broadway in its initial run.  The musical became a movie starring Julie Andrews a few years later.  

    The musical was also the last Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein production to premiere before Hammerstein's death.

    The Sound of Music cast includes Kelly Sina as Maria Rainer, Brian Bowman as Captain George Von Trap, and Debbie King-Raque as The Mother Abbess.  Lee Buckholz directed the production, which also features the musical direction Scott Bradley and choreography from Heather Paige Folsom.  

    Following The Sound of Music's run, Derby Dinner Playhouse will hold open auditions on August 12.  More information can be found at Derby Dinner Playhouse's website.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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