November 8, 2008

The Sound of Music


At Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre the stage is alive with "The Sound of Music" until Nov. 23. The family friendly show is a mainstay at the theater and features songs made famous by the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein film.

Although the theater's production doesn't feature any Austrian mountains, it still captures the heartwarming true story of the singing von Trapp family. The show hits its stride with the "Sound of Music reprise" in the instant that Captain Georg von Trapp realizes, with a little prodding from Maria, that he doesn't know his children.

Christine Negherbon stars as Maria, the nun turned governess turned mother. She's enthusiastic and sincere as a woman trying to understand her own heart.

Sarah Hund plays Elsa Schraeder, the baroness vying for the Captain's heart. Though the role is small it's a notable change from Hund's recurring role as June Sanders in the "Smoke on the Mountain" shows. In this show she is reserved and posh, a stark contrast to her hammy hilarity in "Smoke" and January's "Run for your Wife." The role demonstrates her wide range of talent and cements her position as a Beef & Boards regular.

"The Sound of Music" is a show well-known for its songs, including "Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things." It's easy to forget the the plot revolves around a country on the brink of war and a family that refused to fold under the pressure of the Nazi party. The story is a beautiful one that highlights the undeniable strength of the human spirit and unwavering character. It's a true classic that will delight children and adults alike.

Don't Miss the Show

Performances: The show runs until Nov. 23. Doors open for evening performances at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The buffet is served at 6:30 and the show begins at 8 p.m. One Sundays the buffet is served at 5:30 and the show begins at 7 p.m.

For Weekday matinees doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the buffet is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show begins at 1 p.m. For Sunday matinees doors open at 12 p.m. and the buffet is served from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The show begins at 1:30 p.m. For Sunday evenings doors open at 5 p.m. and the buffet is served at 5:30 and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets: To purchase tickets call (317) 872-9664 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prices range from $33 to $55 and include the show, tax, coffee, tea and the buffet.

*Photo Courtesy of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

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