Walton Arts Center Ends 2018-19 Broadway Season on a High Note with The Sound of Music

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, May 1, 2018Walton Arts Center started the 2018-19 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series with a Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite, The King and I, and the season is ending with another classic from the duo, The Sound of Music. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music will have audiences humming along to favorite tunes and falling in love again with Maria and the von Trapp Family.

There will be eight performances from May 15-20. Tickets start at $36 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Show Times:

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

The spirited, romantic and 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,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

The creative team for this new production includes direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour’s original direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia). Original choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) has been recreated by Jonathan Warren, with music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!, Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Light in the Piazza).

“Incredible but true: The Sound of Music sparkles like a brand-new show.”
Houston Chronicle

Visit waltonartscenter.org for tickets and more information.

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 www.waltonartscenter.org.