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The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present “The Sound of Music” as its fall musical production, opening Nov. 8 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.

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. 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 theater. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Brad Beauchamp will direct the musical, which will be performed at the following times:

Friday, Nov. 8 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 – 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 – 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 260-422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.

The production is made possible by the generous support of USF alumna Toni Murray ('71, '72).

For more information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-8064 or email creativearts@sf.edu.

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