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A Few of ALT's Favorite Things: "The Sound of Music"—On Stage through October 3rd

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Jason Crespin, Managing & Artistic Director of Amarillo Little Theatre, stopped by "High Plains Morning" to talk about the latest musical, The Sound of Music.

How do you solve a problem like Maria? I honestly have NO idea, but I was certainly excited to share a conversation with Jason Crespin of Amarillo Little Theatre about the latest stage show, The Sound of Music. Click the link at the top of this page to hear our full interview. (Spoiler alert: he doesn't know how to solve that problem either.)

The Sound of Music runs through October 3rd at Amarillo Little Theatre’s Allen Shankles Mainstage, located at 2019 Civic Circle. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (806) 355-9991 or visit them online at www.amarillolittletheatre.org.

Showtimes: Thursdays through Sundays

September 16, 23, 30** at 7:30pm

September 17, 18**, 24**, 25,

October 1 and 2 at 8:00pm

September 26** and October 3 at 2:30pm

**NOTE: These 4 performances will require audiences to wear a mask while at ALT.

More about the show: The hills are alive at the Amarillo Little Theatre as we are very pleased to present the classic musical The Sound of Music as the second Mainstage production of the 2021-22 season. Featuring a huge cast of 48 talented performers, including 15 Academy students, this show is our Academy collaboration production and will be a delight for audiences of all ages.

The Sound of Music, the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, is considered to be the world's most beloved musical. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a high-spirited postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Featuring a trove of cherished

songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music has won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars.

ALT has assembled a marvelous cast for this production. Making her ALT debut, Hunter Lee plays the role of Maria. ALT veterans Jacob Miller and Christy Corder play Captain von Trapp and Mother Abbess respectively. The cast also includes Sabrina Ali, Rebecca Attaway, Rob Attaway, Melea Baker, Dana Bolin, Brooks Boyett, Nels Bjork, Hailey Christmas, Julie Coe, Mallory Corona, Grason Derington, Laken Derington, Alessandro Dieguez, Jax Ebert, Acelynn Evans, Courtney Frazier, Hugh Fristoe, Hanna Green, Angie Grimes, Taylor Henderson, Zoie Hill, Carrie Huckabay, Evelyn Johnston, Stephanie Kelley, Kallie Kilburn, Sterling Knight, Piper Laur, Kristin McCarrell, Graham Moore, John Nite, Maddox Nite, ShyAnne Peterson, Jeffrey Pickens, Kayleigh Reyes, Chloe Shreffler, Rachel Stone, Kiara Tennille, Jeri Tidmore, Travis Tidmore, Alayna Virnau, Christina Virnau, Larry Virnau, Alexis Williams, Hugh Wilson and Jeff Wyrick

Artistic Director and Choreographer for this production is Jason Crespin with Music Direction by Jennifer Akins. Carla Fristoe serves as Assistant Director with Velvet Knight as Production Assistant and Madeleine Nelson as Assistant Choreographer.

This show is going to be huge production for ALT and is guaranteed to win your heart!