Central Florida Vocal Arts will e teaming up with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for an upcoming performance of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The production will take place August 13 and 14 in downtown Orlando before heading to Melbourne and Vero Beach later in the month, and will be inspired by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“As we see the brave Austrian people defy the Nazis of World War II on stage, we cannot ignore– THERESA SMITH-LEVIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRAL FLORIDA VOCAL ARTS
the parallels between these characters and the real people of Ukraine, as they struggle today against Russian invasion. This production challenges the audience to examine the role we each play as individuals in standing against injustice wherever it exists, while also offering a message of hope.”
The production will also feature a free lecture recital at the Winter Park Library and Events Center on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. featuring songs from the show alongside speakers from community organizations sharing their perspectives on the Russian invasion.
Tickets are $30-$40 and will go on sale soon HERE for the downtown production.