The Sound of Music

One of our favorite things.

Photo by Steven Michael Hall. Courtesy Theatre Tulsa.

Photo by Steven Michael Hall. Courtesy Theatre Tulsa.

Opens Friday, May 16

Theatre Tulsa brings its production of one of musical theater’s favorite works to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music includes songs that have become standards, including “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” It doesn’t hurt that it also features a cast of cute, rambunctious kids and has at its center the story of a nun in training, who falls in love with a lonely widower. Set against the 1930s in Austria as it’s being overrun by Nazis, the musical has always been a winner on stage and in film and television. NBC’s live version, which broadcast on television during the holidays and starred Oklahoma’s Carrie Underwood, was jeered for its sets and acting, but it ruled in the ratings. Theatre Tulsa makes magic with its own production, which opens at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. The production continues through the weekend and from May 22-24. Tickets are $16-$20 at www.myticketoffice.com.

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