One of the most beloved musicals of all time has been thoughtfully adapted into an hour long musical production that tells the story of an exuberant young governess in Austria, 1938, who brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteeen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, will take the OUTDOOR CWorks stage under new guidelines this Fall, 2020!
Dates / Times:
Saturday, Oct 24th @
Saturday, Oct 24th @
Sunday, Oct 25th @
Saturday, Oct 31st @
Saturday, Oct 31st @
Sunday, Nov 1st @
Tickets go on sale Monday October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm
$12.00: Standard Ticket Price
$10.00: Group Ticket Price (Ticket Minimum: 15)
$12.00: At Door Price
KingsWay Community Church:
14111 Sovereign Grace Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114
Tech Week and Performances
Currently planned for an outdoor stage at
Kingsway Community Church.
Fri, Oct 2 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Oct 3 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Fri, Oct 9 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Oct 10 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Fri, Oct 16 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Oct 17 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Costume fittings, parent meetings and headshots will be scheduled at a later date under new guidelines.
Tech Week (NO ABSENCES ALLOWED - STUDENTS MAY HAVE TO GET OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY ON FRIDAY)
Wed, Oct 21 (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) - RODGERS CAST
Fri, Oct 23 (3:00-9:00pm) - RODGERS CAST
Wed, Oct 28 (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) - HAMMERSTEIN CAST
Fri, Oct 30 (3:00-9:00pm) - HAMMERSTEIN CAST
--- NEW 2020 Guidelines - Outdoor Performance of "Getting to Know... The Sound of Music" Musical
Here are ways CharacterWorks’ shows are specifically adapting to current circumstances:
Auditions, Callbacks, Casting, & Rehearsal
CWorks’ fall musical, Getting To Know… The Sound of Music, will feature a reduced cast size (24 per cast) and will be double-cast (two casts) in order to include more students. The show will utilize outdoor rehearsals in small groups.
Weather permitting, auditions and callbacks will be conducted outdoors. If weather prohibits meeting outdoors, auditions and callbacks will be conducted in the largest indoor space available.
Auditions will be conducted in-person. Only the artistic team and the one student auditioning will be allowed in the audition room at a time. Parents will not be permitted to watch their students audition.
Students can remove their face masks when auditioning.
Callbacks will be conducted in small groups. Masks can be removed when singing, dancing, or performing a scene. Students will be required to maintain 6-10 feet of social distancing throughout callbacks, depending on the needs of the specific callback. More details on callbacks will be included in the callback list after auditions.
Snacks will not be for sale at rehearsal. Please bring your own snack and a water bottle.
Tech Rehearsals and Performances
Performers will be able to remove their masks when on stage outdoors as long as 10 feet of social distancing can be maintained.
The staging of each show will be structured in order to maintain social distancing onstage and in high traffic areas like the backstage hallway and dressing rooms.
The costuming of each show will be limited in order to reduce the number of costume changes.
Hair and makeup needs will be minimized or be self-done by cast members or their families.
Individual microphones will be assigned to cast members. Mics will be thoroughly cleaned after each performance.
Cast members and volunteers will be required to wear a face mask in backstage areas at all times.
Volunteer positions will be limited in order to reduce the number of people backstage or in the greenroom.
With the show being performed outdoors, patrons will not be required to wear masks. However, masks will be required by patrons to use the indoor restrooms.
All ticketing will be general admission. Patrons will bring their own outdoor chairs. Seating is available first-come, first serve. Patron households will be seated 6 feet apart from one another.
Show programs will be paperless. Scan a QR code at the theater to view the program. Cast members will be given printed souvenir programs in their usual show swag bags.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the performance venue.
Refreshments will no longer be provided in the theater lobby.
All doors will be propped open as circumstances permit.
Water fountains will be unavailable.
High-contact surfaces, including door handles and restrooms, will be cleaned before and after each performance.