The Sound of Music at The Ordway now through January 2

The hills are alive…with the sound of music. And that’s especially true at the Ordway this month.

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I was very excited about The Sound of Music coming to The Ordway and the show did not disappoint.

The beloved musical was well done by a large, talented cast and while the storyline was of course, unchanged, there were a few surprises.

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Billie Wildrick does a phenomenal job as Maria and I dare you not to fall in love with the vonTrapp children. Over 600 children auditioned to be cast in the show earlier this year. SIX HUNDRED!?! What a thrilling experience for these kids.

You’ll recognize a few of the actors from previous shows at the Ordway OR even other local theaters like Children’s Theatre Company.
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All in all the production was amazing, captivating and still has left me humming Do, Re, Mi and “these are a few of my favorite things.” {Edelweiss, too, of course.}

The cast is genuine, full of talent and truly joyful in their roles. Watching them perform, applauding them and watching the final bow, you could see the pride in their eyes.

If you go:

Children: The Ordway allows children ages 6 and up. That said, my 7 year old wouldn’t have made it through the show. Use discretion if you’re bringing your kids. If they LOVE the Sound of Music, they’ll love this. If they’ve never seen it and aren’t familiar, might not be the best time to introduce them. The show is long and there are some parts {the nuns, especially} that younger kids might find boring.

Length: The production is almost three hours with an intermission so plan accordingly. Lots of fun themed cocktails offered in the lobby before the show and during intermission.

Special Effects: There are strobe lights and a full orchestra.

Tickets: Tickets are STILL available online but going fast. They start at $47. Students and educators can try to get rush tickets for $30/person for shows that have capacity. The Sound of Music is the Ordway’s holiday show so it ends Jan. 2. If you’re on the fence, now’s the time to grab your tickets before it’s too late.

Disclosure: Due to a relationship I have with the Ordway I was invited to the production in exchange for my honest review. This is not a sponsored or compensated post. All words and opinions expressed are mine, photos are used with permission from The Ordway and Rich Ryan Photography.