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Why The Sound of Music in Leavenworth is the Perfect Summer Activity

If you’ve never been to the Sound of Music in Leavenworth, this Bavarian village traditional summer event is a must-see on your next vacation. Held by the Leavenworth Summer Theater every year, it is a favorite event loved by all. Learn more about this musical based on real-life events and add it to your next vacation itinerary in Leavenworth.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sound of Music in Leavenworth

Every year the Leavenworth Summer Theater puts on the famous musical, The Sound of Music, originally released as a theatrical film in 1965. It is a musical play set in 1938 about a young Austrian postulant named Maria who is studying to become a nun. As part of her training, Mother Abbess sends her to be the governess for the von Trapp Family in Austria.

Though difficult at first, she eventually wins the respect of the seven children and their father, Captain Georg, which leads to a romance between Maria and the Captain. The family faces challenges that force them to make difficult decisions and take risks to protect their freedom and safety.

The Sound of Music runs every weekend throughout July, August, and the beginning of September at the outdoor Ski Hill Amphitheater in Wenatchee National Forest. It starts at 8 pm and runs for two hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission.

The musical play is full of positivity and joy with delightful songs and messages. However, some of the themes in Act II may not be suitable for younger children. Some themes include re-enactments of Nazi soldiers looking for the von Trapp family in the abbey and have a darker theme as this story is based on actual life events of how this family escaped.

Ultimately, this triumphant story ends on a happy note. Because of its positive messaging about following your dreams and being yourself, The Sound of Music is a traditional favorite here and around the world.

About Leavenworth Summer Theater and The Sound of Music in Leavenworth

Not only is The Sound of Music a triumph story about an Austrian family, but it also led to the triumph of Leavenworth Summer Theater back in 1995.

After a year of struggle after its debut season, Leavenworth Summer Theater almost didn’t survive. Due to financial losses caused by devastating fires in the area and other struggles new theaters often experience it almost had to close its doors.

But in 1995, the owners, John and Susan Wagner, decided to try again with the production of The Sound of Music. It turned out to be a total hit and enhancement of the town’s Bavarian theme and became a sensation. Now the theater is one of the largest in the area and welcomes over 20,000 people each summer! You can read more about their story on their info page to learn more.

Tickets to The Sound of Music in Leavenworth

To purchase tickets, you can visit Leavenworth Summer Theater online after June 12. Prices start at $15 and go up to $30, depending on which section you want a sit in. However, if you wait until the day before the show, prices go up to $45. So, get your tickets as soon as possible. This show is for ages five and up; everyone must have their own seat and ticket.

If you love theater and The Sound of Music, you’ll want to experience this exceptionally unique and genuine production. It is the perfect addition to your Bavarian-themed vacation in Leavenworth and will make it feel even more authentic.

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