Clear Space Theatre welcomes all ages to experience the classic musical romance, “The Sound of Music,” with show dates scheduled through Saturday, Aug. 28.
Suggested by “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp, “The Sound of Music” is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In 1938 Austria, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. The musical presents songs the whole family will enjoy including “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do Re Me,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and many more.
The role of Maria Rainer is played by Julia Messenger. “Watching the ‘The Sound of Music’ over and over was the inspiration for my love of singing,” said Messenger. She is a musical theater major at Coastal Carolina University, originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She attended Clear Space Summer Intensives as a teenager and is now a part of the summer repertory.
Tom Sawyer, last seen in the 2019 summer repertory, returns to play Capt. von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” He is a 2019 graduate of the Boston Conservatory’s BFA in musical theater program. “I found my way to acting through music, which is very much like my character in ‘The Sound of Music,’” said Sawyer.
Messenger and Sawyer are also seen in “Mamma Mia!” and “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at Clear Space Theatre. All three shows perform two nights a week through Aug. 28. “The Sound of Music” is sponsored by Fred Mitzner of Conference Direct and Rick Tedrick. The Clear Space Theatre 2021 Season is sponsored by Alice and Alfred Willis.
Clear Space Theatre continues to offer socially distanced tables for two or four. Tickets for tables for the summer repertory are going fast; reserve at ClearSpaceTheatre.org. Masks are requested for all patrons.
A nonprofit regional theatre, Clear Space has been serving residents and visitors to southern Delaware since 2004. Clear Space performs 13 shows during its season and has year-round performing arts opportunities for children and adults. Clear Space is located at 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.