Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Sound of Music at the Candlelight Pavilion Theater

The Sound of Music at the Candlelight Pavilion Theater, Claremont

We had dinner and enjoyed the musicale The Sound of Music at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, click below to get to their site. Our friend, Kim Holmquist, also known as Kim Blake, played the Mother Superior and did an excellent rendition of Climb Ev'ry Mountain and other songs.

The pictures that follow show:
top - Kim Blake
next l-r: Kim Blake, Patrick Culbertson, Doug Noble, Hilary Walling
next l-r - Merwyn Bergquist, Cecilia Brainard, Lauren Brainard
next l-r - Lauren Brainard, Mike Ross, Linda Ross, Kim Blake

We had a lovely dinner before the show, and we had dessert during the intermission.  The food was great; the performance was top notch. I highly recommend it - act soon because it's been running and ends on 3/30/13.  Here's their official writeup:

THE SOUND OF MUSIC The Sound of Music
Show Dates: 2/8/2013 - 3/30/2013
The Candlelight Pavilion is proud to bring back what is undoubtedly the most beloved musical of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. The story is a timeless one: Maria joins the von Trapp family as a governess, only to find that Captain von Trapp’s militaristic ways have left his seven children sorely lacking in warmth and love. While Maria teaches the children to sing and play, she begins to become the mother they were so sorely lacking, and the Captain begins to see her in an entirely different light. Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song, “The Sound of Music.” “…strangely gentle charm that is wonderfully endearing. The Sound of Music strives for nothing in the way of smash effects, substituting instead a kind of gracious and unpretentious simplicity.” The New York Post
tags: theater, The Sound of Music, Kim Blake, Candlelight Pavilion, musicale

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