Delta Youth Theatre (DYT) will kick off its 2023/24 season with The Sound of Music, at the Equinox Theatre at South Delta Secondary from Dec. 1 to 10.
Directed by Tony Barton and Tracy Neff and choreographed by Zoe Harmandian, this beloved production is a multi-generational favourite that will feature performances by young singers, dancers and actors from across Delta, and communities throughout the rest of the Lower Mainland.
“The popularity of The Sound of Music has stood the test of time and continues to be produced in theatres all over the world,” said Barton.
“We fall in love with the characters, the story, the children and the music,” adds Neff. “People enter the theatre primed to sing along with all of their favourite tunes from the show.”
That said, due to the acclaim of the 1965 movie, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plumber, audiences are often surprised when they see the ‘live’ musical version because it is different. Before the movie made its way into households all over the world, The Sound of Music opened on Broadway in 1959 after a non-musical version was made into a film in Germany. DYT’s youth edition is different yet again.
Still, Barton promises the show will not disappoint.
“We are confident audiences will be drawn to the talent and whole-hearted efforts of our young performers, ages 7 to 19, who work hard to meet pre-professional musical theatre excellence,” he said.
Tickets are available now at www.deltayouththeatre.com for $32 to $40, with discounts for seniors, students to be announced on social media in the coming weeks.
For more information, call 604-417-7748.