The Harvard Club of Naples
Invites you to
See the live musical The Sound of Music
on stage at The Naples Players
with a wine and beer reception beforehand
Enjoy a live performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic
stage musical at Naples' premier community theater.
Featuring an unforgettable story and many classic musical numbers,
The Sound of Music debuted on Broadway in 1959, winning five Tony Awards.
In 1965, the motion picture starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was released
and won five Academy Awards.
The Sound of Music is based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp. It is set in Austria on the eve of its annexation into Nazi Germany.
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.
She falls in love with the children and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. Captain von Trapp is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy. Since he opposes the Nazis, he and Maria put in motion a daring plan to escape the Nazi regime
by fleeing over the Alps with the children.
The Sound of Music remains a classic of musical theater and has had numerous stage revivals and productions over the years.
It is a stirring and family-friendly show. Many of its songs have become standards of musical theater,
including "Do-Re-Mi", "My Favorite Things", "Edelweiss", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", and the title song "The Sound of Music".
The Naples Players' production is based on the original Broadway stage production,
which was the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers (music) & Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics),
who also co-created Carousel, South Pacific, and The King and I, among many others.
(Hammerstein died nine months after the show's Broadway premiere.)
The book of the musical is by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
Of the original Broadway production, The New York Daily World-Telegram and Sun called it "the loveliest musical imaginable. ... The Lindsay-Crouse dialogue is vibrant and amusing in a plot that rises to genuine excitement."
Founded in 1953, The Naples Players are Naples' oldest theater company.
They are a premier community theatre, seeking to inspire passion for the performing arts
through unparalleled access to the process, experience, and conversations surrounding the arts and our community.
The Harvard Club has a block of great seats for a Wednesday evening performance,
and we have arranged a private reception for Club members and their guests before the show,
with complimentary wine and beer.
The show will take place on the main stage (Blackburn Hall) of the Sugden Theater on vibrant 5th Avenue in downtown Naples.
Free parking is available and there are numerous restaurants and bars in the area for dining or entertaining before or after the show.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Tickets: $65.00 Per Person
701 5th Avenue South, Naples FL, 34102
Transportation to and from the theater is your responsibility.
Complimentary valet parking is available on 4th Avenue,
and free parking is available in the Naples municipal lot next door.
Join us for the show! You don't want to miss it.
Please contact the Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-914-3148