LA JOLLA–The award-winning J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, is pleased to announce its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ever-popular The Sound of Music. The production will run March 4-21 at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre.
Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. She gradually captures the hearts of both children and father. The family’s narrow escape from the Nazis over the mountains to Switzerland provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The musical includes some of the greatest musical theatre pieces ever created such as “Climb Every Mountain,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and “Edelweiss.” Just like brown paper packages tied up with string, this J*Company 50th Anniversary production will prove to be one of your favorite things.
“J*Company is alive with The Sound of Music. I can’t believe that we have been in existence for 17 years and have never previously brought this show to life,” said Joey Landwehr, J*Company Artistic Director. “After record breaking attendance at auditions for this show (over 200 young people), I am proud to say that we have collected one of the largest and finest casts of The Sound of Music ever assembled, consisting of 98 young artists, with choreography by Deven P. Brawley.”
“We have also topped ourselves with the largest orchestra to ever be assembled on the J*Company stage,” said Landwehr. “Tim McKnight will conduct an orchestra of 23 fine young musicians.”
Tickets for The Sound of Music are $13 for children and $17 for adults and are available online at www.sdcjc.org/jcompany, or by calling the JCC Box Office at (858) 362-1348. The David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre is located at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.