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Forge Theatre Presents The Sound of Music to Close Their 2010-2011 Season

Forge Theatre in Phoenixville, will close its 49th Season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein family classic, The Sound of Music. First produced in 1959, this beloved piece is one of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s best known works. The book was written by the popular playwrights, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and the original production starred Theodore Bikel as the Captain, and Mary Martin as Maria von Trapp, on whose memoir the play is based. Many of the play’s songs have gone on to become standards over the last 52 years, including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, and the title song, The Sound of Music. The film version of play, released in 1965 and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, enjoys enormous popularity today, including theatrical “sing-alongs” across the country.

Forge’s production features veteran local actor Lew Osterhoudt as the Captain, and Janine Herd as Maria, with Beverly Albertus as the Mother Abbess. Playing the adorable and rambunctious von Trapp children are Carrie Hytha, Jake Gould, Taylor Ruffo, Bailey Meyer, Mary Schlenker, Alexis Gwynn, and Keira Celebuski.

The show opens Friday, June 3 and runs June 3, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM. (Note: June 4, 12, 18 are SOLD OUT.)

Tickets for this production, the final Forge show of the season, are $15 for adults and $12 for students under 18. They can be reserved by calling 610-935-1920, or purchased online at http://forgetheatre.org/tickets/ and clicking on the link to ShowTix4u.

Forge Theatre, now in its 49th year, is located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville.

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