The University of Iowa
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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Adult: $85 & $60 (Tue, Wed, Thu) | $100 & $75 (Fri & Sat eve) | $100 & $75 (Sat mat & Sun mat)
College Student: $51 & $36 (Tue, Wed, Thu) | $60 & $45 (Fri & Sat eve) | $100 & $75 (Sat mat & Sun mat)
Youth: $51 & $36 (Tue, Wed, Thu) | $60 & $45 (Fri & Sat eve) | $100 & $75 (Sat mat & Sun mat) **
** Limit of two UI/college student tickets and limit of four youth tickets per order.

This performance is a Group II event - not eligible for any discounts, but counts toward your total number of events.  More info about discounts.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:00 pm

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is now on tour across North America. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Wayne and Nora Lee Balmer
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Toyota/Scion of Iowa City and ABRA Auto and Body Glass
Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson

Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes


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A Review of The Sound of Music
Iowa Theatre - Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s final collaboration, opened on Broadway in 1959, winning many Tony awards, including Best Musical. It’s the story of would-be nun Maria, who leaves the convent to be a governess for a widower’s seven children. It takes place in Austria, against the backdrop of Nazi incursion into Austria before World War II. But then you probably already know that, since the movie is a classic as well, a movie that many of us have watched year after year, singing the songs together as a family. You know it’s a story of love, and of the power of music. You know it’s a moving, timeless tale of a family’s escape from the evil that is threatening their homeland. The touring company whose production is on Hancher’s stage does not disappoint in any way. Director Jack O’Brien’s version is fun and light when it needs to be and it also expertly delves into the more serious moments.
Review: 'The Sound of Music' sounds great at Hancher
The Gazette - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hancher Auditorium was alive Tuesday night with “The Sound of Music,” as the national tour of the famed Rogers and Hammerstein production sailed into town. The well-known and well-loved story of the von Trapp family — including the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children — and their new governess Maria Rainer, a wannabe nun who can’t help but sing her way through the day, is a favorite of many, including myself. The nearly sold-out auditorium was filled with anticipation as the orchestra struck up the familiar opening tune.
Hoopla Now - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Iowa is one of his favorite things. Ben Davis, who plays Capt. Georg von Trapp, is thrilled to be bringing “The Sound of Music” back to his homeland. Now age 41 and based in New York City, he was born in Ames and lived about an hour away in Eldora until age 3, when his family moved to Illinois, then to Indianapolis. He still has plenty of family and friends in Iowa, and he can’t wait to see them when the national tour of the time-honored musical comes to Iowa City and Des Moines. Hancher’s halls will be alive with the sounds of familiar songs from Tuesday (1/31) to Feb. 5, then the troupe moves to the Des Moines Civic Center from Feb. 7 to 12.

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