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Studio Tenn, CPA to Present ‘The Sound of Music’

The 1960 Tony Award winner for Best Musical comes to the Soli Deo Center stage at Christ Presbyterian Academy, June 22 - July 16.

The hills will be alive in Tennessee this summer as family favorite, The Sound of Music, comes to life on the Soli Deo Center stage at Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA). The production is a collaboration with local regional theatre Studio Tenn and will run June 22 through July 16, 2023 as an add-on to Studio Tenn’s current Mainstage Season.

The Sound of Music follows Maria, a postulate nun, who becomes governess for the von Trapp children. Maria brings music and joy back to the family, but Austria is on the doorstep of World War II. Eventually, Maria and the von Trapps are forced into a moral decision.

The Sound of Music won the 1960 Tony Award for Best Musical. It also won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966. The final collaboration of successful writing team Rodgers & Hammerstein, the show is filled with memorable songs. These include “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “The Sound of Music” and many more.

Studio Tenn + CPA to Present ‘The Sound of Music’

Studio Tenn is teaming up with the CPA theater arts department led by Artistic Director Jake Speck. Speck is the former founding Managing Director of Studio Tenn and he helped launch the professional company in 2009. Studio Tenn’s Artistic Director Patrick Cassidy will co-direct The Sound of Music with CPA’s Emily Speck (listed on staff as Arts Education Coordinator), who choreographed 13 shows for Studio Tenn. Steve Kummer is music director.

“Getting to collaborate with Jake and Emily Speck gives Studio Tenn a chance to bring back some of the magic that inspired first-class theater in Middle Tennessee and beyond,” says Cassidy. Jake Speck concurs.

“This truly is a full-circle moment and I am over the moon about this partnership,” Speck says. “To give our students the experience of being in a professional production is a tremendous opportunity for them, not to mention a wonderful gift to our community.”

Single tickets for the production go on sale May 1. Learn more at studiotenn.org.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.