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Courtesy Hale Centre Theatre Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" June 6 through Aug. 4.
Hale Centre Theatre soups up ‘The Sound of Music’
Musical theater » Rodgers and Hammerstein’s warhorse gets a stage update in West Valley City production.
First Published May 30 2012 08:48 am • Last Updated May 30 2012 11:05 am

Love it, loathe it or just plain languish over its enduring presence, "The Sound of Music" isn’t going anywhere. So when you bring out a musical-theater warhorse that needs no dusting off, you might as well add something new to it.

Thank your lucky stars that’s what Hale Centre Theatre of West Valley City decided on when they put Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic on the season program. Director Christopher Clark has added not only two new songs to the soundtrack everyone knows and hums, he’s also included the stage number not found in the film version starring Julie Andrews. So on top of "Do Re Mi" and "My Favorite Things" you also get "Something Good," "I Have Confidence" and "How Can Love Survive?" When a local company goes to all this trouble, taking so much care behind the scenes, do the Nazis and adorable singing children of family Captain von Trapp fade to black at the center of musical cliché? Not quite. But you get the idea.

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“The Sound of Music” at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley City

When » June 6-Aug. 4; Mondays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees 12:30 and 4 p.m.

Where » Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City

Tickets » $15-$24. Call 801-984-9000 or visit www.halecentretheatre.org

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Hale Centre Theatre’s production stars Mark Knowles and Matthew Dobson in rotating roles as Captain von Trapp, with Cecily Ellis-Bills and Megan Heaps alternating as Maria.


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