The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will provide American Sign Language and Open Captioning for the award-winning musical The Sound of Music on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets for $55 are now on hold in Jackson Hall for patrons who wish to take advantage of this special offer of $20 off. Please buy your tickets by Friday, January 27 to receive the discount.
Remember that TPAC has invested in new assisted listening equipment, including receivers. If you want to use amplification, you are invited to bring your own headsets to plug into these new receivers, which are on lanyards worn around the neck. You also have the option of using the headsets provided by TPAC.
Here’s the description of the show, inspired by a true story, from the official website on the legacy of the great Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein: 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 theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
The original production of The Sound of Music won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, among numerous other honors. The score includes “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song.
Among the excellent reviews the show received, from its Broadway premiere in 1959 and revival in 1993, to the current professional, Actors Equity Union production, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer noted some of the reasons for the enduring popularity of the musical: "The sentiments of The Sound of Music are genuine and are presented, unabashedly and effectively, in the show's music, lyrics and dialogue...It is uplifting theater, appealing successfully and without apology to the better side of our natures."
Running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
Again, tickets in the lower orchestra level are $55 each, a $20 discount. They are on hold through Friday, January 27, for patrons who use ASL and/or open captioning and their companions. Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (providing your promo code at time of purchase). Whatever the method, please buy your tickets by January 6 to take advantage of this special discount offer.
1. For online purchase, click on this link to go directly to the page to buy tickets at the discount: https://patron.tpac.org//events/detail/sound-of-music-2017-tpac
2. On the “Sound of Music” page, click on the link in the upper right corner that reads “Have a promo code? Click here.” When prompted, enter the Promo Code TPACTICKET and click on “APPLY.”
3. Click on “Buy Now” to the right of the show title, “The Sound of Music.”
4. Click on BUY TICKETS. On the next screen you will have the option to select “BEST AVAILABLE” or “VIEW BY SECTION” (in purple on the screen) to view seats eligible for the discount.
Headsets for The Sound of Music will be at the accessible services kiosk near the elevator in the Jackson lobby, convenient to the marquee entrance at the corner of 6th Avenue and Deaderick Street.
We hope to see you soon at TPAC! Below is the list of captioned and interpreted performances at TPAC through our 2016-17 season.
ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:
A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017