say whether the hills will be alive, but The Carnegie in Covington
certainly will be in January when it presents a "lightly staged"
production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music in partnership with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Presented Jan. 17-26, 2014,
under the direction of Brian Robertson and KSO conductor J. R. Cassidy,
the production continues a popular series that has appealed to
audiences at the Carnegie's Otto M. Budig Theatre.
of a free-spirited nanny who brings joy and love back to the family of
the Von Trapp family will be presented with an emphasis on words and
music in this "lightly staged" production.
That means a minimum of
costumes, scenic design and props. The small orchestra will be onstage,
and the performers fully enact scenes and sing the score from memory as
they would in a full production. This
production completes the Carnegie's 2013-2014 theater series lineup,
taking advantage of the renovated 465-seat Budig Theatre. Single tickets
for The Sound of Music are priced at $28 for adults, $19 for students.
The full series — which also includes the musical Chicago (Aug. 10-25); the comedy Boeing Boeing (Nov. 8-24), in a collaboration with CCM Drama; and the comedy Harvey (April 11-27, 2014) — can be purchased as a subscription for $63 to $69. For details, call 859-957-1940 or go to thecarnegie.com.