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Music Box Dinner Playhouse is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ in Swoyersville Jan. 25-Feb. 16

Music Box Dinner Playhouse is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ in Swoyersville Jan. 25-Feb. 16
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From a press release:

The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical “The Sound of Music” from Saturday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 16.

Best known for the Academy Award-winning film adaptation starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in 1965, “The Sound of Music” follows Maria, a young Austrian postulant who is sent to serve as a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer. Audience members will enjoy such well-known favorites as “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “My Favorite Things.”

Starring Layla Howell as Maria, the production is directed by Adele Ann Tavella, with musical direction by Ted Anderson.

The musical, based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers,” also features a cast of more than 30 local actors and actresses, and some of the costumes were worn in the original productions of “The Sound of Music” at the Music Box. The von Trapp family children are played by Bruce Graham (Kurt), Isadora Gilroy (Louisa), Olivia Holland (Gretl), Jesse Kosierowski (Friedrich), Mary Jane Michaels (Marta), Nicole Orlando (Liesl), and Shelby Gavin (Brigitta).

“The Sound of Music” opens at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and continues evenings on Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15. Sunday matinee performances will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9, and 16. For all shows, audience members have the option of purchasing a dinner and show ticket or a “show only” ticket.

Doors at the Music Box (196 Hughes St., Swoyersville) open at 6 p.m., and the meal begins at 6:30 p.m. For matinees, doors open at 1 p.m., with the meal beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Music Box is now offering a Sunday brunch instead of its regular buffet. Brunch and dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.

“Show only” tickets are $20. Brunch buffet and show tickets are $35, and buffet dinner and show tickets are $40. All tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 570-283-2195 or e-mailing Additional information is available at

The Music Box Players are a nonprofit theatre group performing everyone’s favorite musicals and plays at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse. They also produce original as well as nationally known titles for children and maintain educational programs for both teens and younger children in stagecraft and theatre skills.