The Hamilton Players have lined up a stellar cast for their revival of "The Sound of Music."


The players performed the show before the turn of the century (it's fun to say that!) at what is now the Hamilton Middle School auditorium.

Now, with a new generation of cast members, the show is ready for opening night at the Hamilton Playhouse Friday, June 17. The show will run for three weekends, with Friday and Saturday evening performances and Sunday matinees.

The Rogers and Hammerstein musical is incredibly popular, and Playhouse Theater Manager denise rose said ticket sales have already been "brisk."

The show is directed by Tim Shonkwiler, with music direction by Eric Monson, both of whom are no strangers to the stage. Starring as Maria is Tasha Fain, with Kirk Crews as Capt. Von Trapp.

The play tells the World War II story of the Trapp Family Singers, who feel the tightening noose of the Nazi regime. Many of the songs are familiar, due in part to Julie Andrews' classic film performance.

Curtain time for the show will be 8pm for evening performances and 2pm for the Sunday matinees. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Reserved seating only. You can order online or visit or call the Hamilton Players box office at 375-9050. The theater is at 100 Ricketts Road, west of Hamilton and is open 1pm to 5pm Monday through Friday.