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Village players present the sound of music

The Village Players will perform the classic musical The Sound of Music, featuring the seven von Trapp children, in March at its theater, located in the historic James McCabe Theater at 506 N. 5th St. in Valrico.

The Village Players will present The sound of music at the historic James McCabe Theater, located at 506 N. 5th St. in Valrico, in March. Despite many obstacles, the biggest being COVID-19, The Village Players are ready to wow audiences with their rendition of The sound of music.

The sound of music will be presented on Friday March 11, 18 and 25 and Saturday March 12, 19 and 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and curtain is at 8 p.m. Les Joueurs du Village will offer two mornings at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 and 20.

Regular admission tickets are $18. For children, students, seniors, and military with ID, tickets are $15. For groups of 10 or more, seat reservations must be prepaid and are available by calling Chris at the box office at 480-3147.

To purchase tickets in advance, call the box office or visit www.thevillageplayersvalrico.com.

The sound of music is a Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is based on a 1949 memoir written by Maria August von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

The book describes the life of the von Trapp family, from their beginnings in Salzburg, Austria, to their adventures in America, where they escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe. The story reflects family tragedies, victories and the kindness of strangers who quickly became friends of the young family.

Gail Pierce, Producer of The Village Players, said: “This is our second attempt to bring this classic to life. Like so many others, we had to close until COVID was under control. I believe our customers will find it worth the wait.

Pierce added, “The actors are all ‘in’ and have given this show 100 percent.”

Domin Pazzo, director of The sound of musicis a veteran of the scene and of the Village Players.

“We were three weeks away from opening in April 2020 and then COVID hit, so this show ran for two years. I have new cast members, but many of my original cast members from 2020 have returned. I’m so happy to end this trip with them,” Pazzo said.

Pazzo added, “Audiences will see that a lot of hard work pays off. My seven von Trapp children are so good and ready to perform in front of people.

For more information, visit www.thevillageplayersvalrico.com.