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"Sound of Music" is Collaboration of The Carnegie & Kentucky Symphony

The beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music opens this weekend at The Carnegie in Covington.The collaborative production between The Carnegie and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has been selling so well that a ninth performance had to be added.The musical's production is described online as "lightly staged" and features musicians from KSO.If you don't know the story, it goes like this: In the majestic hills of Austria, under the looming shadow of Nazi Germany, free-spirited Maria leaves the abbey to serve as nanny to the motherless children of the austere Captain Von Trapp. With song and boundless love, Maria restores joy to the children’s home and finds unexpected feelings for their father, whose heart has warmed with “the sound of music.”Earlier this month, arts writer Jackie Demaline wrote in The River City News, "The Carnegie is very good at spotting new talent. Abigail Paschke, a grad of CCM’s master’s program, returns to the area to play Maria for the first time – she’s already a veteran of four of the five daughter roles. Jared Joplin brings lots of national stage credits, as well as a stint at Cincinnati Shakespeare, to SoM, where he plays Baron Von Trapp. (If the Joplin name sounds familiar, he’s the son of longtime Playhouse favorite Joneal Joplin.) Maria Ventura, who teaches voice at Xavier University, is the Mother Abbess."Learn more about Paschke and Joplin.The Sound of Music runs January 17 - 26 with shows on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. An additional performance will take place on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m.For ticket information: The CarnegiePhoto provided