July 12, 2024

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‘The Sound of Music’ opens this weekend at Newton Community Theatre

"The Sound of Music" will open on June 21 at the Newton Community Theatre.

“The Sound of Music” can be heard from inside the Newton Community Theatre. Our local talent — including the actors onstage and the musicians playing all those memorable tunes — is bringing the iconic musical to life this weekend and the next. With such a short window of time, you don’t want to miss it.

"The Sound of Music" will open on June 21 at the Newton Community Theatre.

Directing the show is Sandy Olsthoorn, Melinda Robertson, Cathi Wickett and Will Edgar. “The Sound of Music” originated as a stage musical with music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Of course, we all remember it as the 1965 film.

"The Sound of Music" will open on June 21 at the Newton Community Theatre.

Based on the memoir “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta von Trapp, “The Sound of Music” takes a more fictionalized account of a struggling nun who is assigned as a governess to a large family that she connects with through music. The story is set in Austria in the late 1930s.

"The Sound of Music" will open on June 21 at the Newton Community Theatre.

Newton Community Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music” will be available for viewings at 7:30 p.m. June 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. June 23 and 30 at 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for youth. General admission is already on sale.

Call the box office at 641-792-1230 for any questions. The box office is staffed between noon and 1 p.m., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and one hour before each show.

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig has a strong passion for community journalism and covers city council, school board, politics and general news in Newton, Iowa and Jasper County.