This summer saw in-person performances return to the Byers Theatre, and this weekend, the hills are alive with a musical theatre classic.

City Springs Theatre Company, “Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre,” kicks off its 2021-22 PNC Bank Season with “The Sound of Music,” directed by Tony Award® winner Shuler Hensley (Broadway: Oklahoma!, upcoming The Music Man revival) in the Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center playing September 10-19, 2021.

Check out a first look at the show below!

Get a taste for the musical in their extended teaser trailer!

About The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, “The Sound of Music” was destined to become the world’s most-beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title number, “The Sound of Music” won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars for the feature film version. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a young nun in-training who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The Sound of Music Company

The Sound of Music stars Ellie Fishman as Maria Rainer (National Tours: Miss Saigon, Finding Neverland), Mike McGowan as Captain Gorg von Trapp (Broadway: The Book of Mormon, The Producers, Ragtime), Sumayya Ali as Mother Abbess (Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Ragtime), John Scherer as Max Detweiler (Broadway: By Jeeves, Sunset Boulevard), and Kristine Reese as Elsa Schraeder (Broadway: Les Misérables).

Featuring Callie Reagan Walker as Liesl von Trapp, Zach Landes as Rolf Gruber, Grant Martin as Friedrich von Trapp, Ava Grace Roberts as Louisa von Trapp, Carson Shelton as Kurt von Trapp, Julia Straley as Brigitta von Trapp, Kayla Furie as Marta von Trapp and Harper Allegra and Amaya Raidbard as Gretl von Trapp.

Rounding out the cast are Cleve Bosher, Karen Howell, Janine Ayn, Reverie Berger, Christa Deana, Steve Hudson, Trevor Martin, Amy Coelho, JoAnna Johnson, Yingling Zhu, Nicholas Anthony, Taylor-Kate Bishop, Corey Bryant, James Arthur Douglas, Jaymyria Etienne and Daniel Fobes.

City Springs Theatre’s production is directed by Tony Award® Winner Shuler Hensley and choreographed by Cindy Mora Reiser, with music direction from Miles Plant. The creative team includes Adam Koch (Scenic Designer), Mike Wood (Lighting Designer), Keith Bergeron (Sound Designer), and Debbie Roberts (Costume Designer). Production stage managed by Randy Lawson.

About those tickets…

Tickets are $40-$100, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit or call 404-477-4365 for more information.


Performance Schedule: September 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 Thur – Sat @ 8:00pm, Sat & Sun @ 2:00pm. All performances are held at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

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About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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