New Production of Beloved Classic is Perfect End to Walton Arts Center’s Broadway Season

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 20, 2018 – A new production of The Sound of Music is making its Walton Arts Center premiere May 15-20, 2018 for a limited eight-show run as part of the P&G Broadway Series.

Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Show Times:

  • Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, May 18 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm

The Sound of Music features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. 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.

The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in 2013 and was seen by more than 44 million people. The film, one of the most successful movie musicals in history, marked its 50th anniversary in 2015.

“I waited for a moment when we could rediscover The Sound of Music as it was originally created,” said Ted Chapin, president of Rodgers & Hammerstein. “Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! 

“The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It’s like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It's also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen."

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.”
Los Angeles Times

“Even if you’d seen The Sound of Music before, it’s worth going again to see it this way.”
Dallas Morning News

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit