The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free, concert version of “The Sound of Music” with the talented cast of Plaza Theatrical Productions on Wednesday evening, June 19. The classic Broadway musical, featuring an award-winning score by Rodgers & Hammerstein, will have you humming along to beautiful songs, such as "Climb Every Mountain," "My Favorite Things," and the title piece, "The Sound of Music." This 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. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.
Adults are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Friends at 7:00 PM, which will be followed by the 60–90 minute show and refreshments. Seating and parking are limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required.