The Hills are Back with the Sound of Music

Relive a musical classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with "The Sound of Music."

Matthew Murphy

Relive a musical classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with “The Sound of Music.”

The Broadway musical revival tour has hit Chicago and brings all your favorite songs with it just the way you remembered them. Hear classics like “May Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Edelwiess.” This production is directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien and stars Kristin Anderson as Maria Rainer and Ben Davis as Captain Georg von Trapp.

For those who are only familiar with the musical through the film version you’ll notice differences in placement of songs and portrayal of characters. Anderson’s Maria is much quirkier and funnier. In a theater format you get to appreciate the talent of the children more because to sing so beautifully, dance so well, and bring such heart to the play in front of so many people every night is jaw dropping.

In addition, you might fall in love with songs and characters you had ignored before. The Mother Abbess was never on my Mount Rushmore of “The Sound of Music” characters, but Melody Betts’ portrayal of the Abbess with her guiding hand and wit made me wish I had The Mother Abbess in my life regularly. Betts’ rendition of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” will make you ask for an encore before the second act even starts.

“The Sound of Music” will be at the Cadillac Palace Theater, 151 W. Randolph St., until June 19. For tickets and more information visit

Written By Joel Mora

Joel Mora is editor at Concierge Preferred. Born and raised in Miami, Fl., Joel has slowly ate, drank, and explored his way up north refining all his senses to prepare for the stampede of delicious dining, notorious nightlife, stellar shopping, and captivating culture that calls Chicago home. In the wild he’ll be the red-bearded Cuban with a Lagunitas IPA in his hand.

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