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Downtown is alive with ‘The Sound of Music.’ Thanks, SLT!

January 28, 2021


Downtown Springfield is coming to life for the next two weeks thanks to Springfield Little Theatre. The volunteer-driven, non-profit community theatre presents “The Sound of Music” Jan. 29-Feb. 14 at the Landers Theatre.

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, “The Sound of Music” won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

Based on a true story

“The Sound of Music” is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.” The musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. Maria falls in love with the children and, eventually, their widower father Captain von Trapp.

Captain von Trapp is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. That’s all we’re going to tell you. You’ll have to watch the show to find out more.

The sound of this music is incredible

If you don’t know the story, you’re sure to recognize some of the music in this family-friendly show. Several songs from “The Sound of Music” have become standards, including:

  • “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”
  • “Do Re Mi”
  • “Edelweiss”
  • “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”
  • “The Sound of Music”

The original Broadway production opened in 1959 and earned nine Tony Award nominations. It won five, including Best Musical. You might know the movie version better. It debuted in 1965 starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. “The Sound of Music” won five Academy Awards.

Find your seats

Ready to get out of the house and escape for a bit? You can order your tickets online now! Springfield Little Theatre is taking every precaution to keep its performers, staff and guests safe. Here’s how.

SLT is using physically-distanced seating. That means your seats may not be exactly where you purchased them. But the team will do its best to get you as close as possible to your desired seating preference. Temperatures will be taken at the door before guests are directed to the box office window to get their seating assignments. 

And that’s not all:

  • Masks are required for all audience members, staff and volunteers
  • Concessions will not be available
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed around the theatre
  • Group ticket discounts are still available, however group seating will be determined by household
  • The Landers will be thoroughly cleaned before, during and after the performances
  • To limit congestion in the lobby, the audience will be dismissed in rows and the lobby will be closed for gatherings

If you or anyone in your party has mobility restrictions, SLT can help! Contact the box office as soon as tickets are purchased so they can accommodate your needs. Please call 417-751-0730 Monday-Friday, from noon-5 p.m.

Tickets from the show are $24 for children, $32 for students and seniors, and $34 for adults.

Ford every live stream

Not ready to venture out in public? You can watch the show online! Springfield Little Theatre will live stream each night of the show so you can watch from the comfort of your own home. Live streaming tickets are $34.

Just visit SLT’s website to buy your streaming ticket for the date of your choice. You’ll get an email with the link to watch the show. The link will only work for the time you purchase the tickets. You’ll get a reminder email two hours before showtime.