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Starring Billy Zane, from James Cameron’s blockbuster TITANIC and Broadway’s CHICAGO, as Captain von Trapp.

Four additional weekend performances added due to popular demand!
Now April 25-May 25.

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  • by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Running Time: 2 hours, 42 minutes

If you grew up with this iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, then you'll want to experience it at Lyric—and share it with a new generation!

Maria leaves the convent to take over as governess for the seven children of Captain von Trapp. She captures their hearts—and the rest is history. The family's narrow escape from Austria on the eve of WWII is thrilling, inspirational, and true!

This beloved and iconic classic features film star Billy Zane* as Captain von Trapp, Broadway star Jenn Gambatese* as Maria, TV/Stage veteran Edward Hibbert* as Max Detweiler, and international opera stars Christine Brewer as the Mother Abbess and Elizabeth Futral as Elsa Schraeder in a new production from director Marc Bruni* and set designer Michael Yeargan! Other key members of the creative team include: Rob Fisher*, Conductor, Alejo Vietti*, Costume Designer, Duane Schuler, Lighting Designer, Mark Grey, Sound Designer, Michael Black, Chorus Master, and Denis Jones*, Choreographer. 

Preview on April 25, 2014. Opening Night, April 26.
Matinees and evenings—featuring a 7pm family-friendly curtain time!
Tickets from just $29!

*Lyric debut

New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Exclusive Corporate Sponsor Northern Trust. Cosponsors: An Anonymous Donor, Brent and Catherine GledhillRobert S. and Susan E. Morrison, Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. W. James Farrell, Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills, and The Neundorf Trusts in Memory of Maynette V. Neundorf and John K. Neundorf.


  • Billy Zane

    Captain von Trapp

    Billy Zane

  • Jenn Gambatese


    Jenn Gambatese

  • Edward Hibbert

    Max Detweiler

    Edward Hibbert

  • Christine Brewer

    Mother Abbess

    Christine Brewer

  • Elizabeth Futral

    Elsa Schraeder

    Elizabeth Futral

Sound of Music - Billy Zane 

Captain von Trapp
Billy Zane*

Sound of Music - Jenn Gambatese 

Jenn Gambatese*

Sound of Music - Elizabeth Futral 

Mother Abbess
Christine Brewer

Sound of Music - Elizabeth Futral 

Elsa Schraeder
Elizabeth Futral

Sound of Music - Edward Hibbert 

Max Detweiler
Edward Hibbert*

Sound of Music - Betsy Farrar 

Betsy Farrar*

Sound of Music - Brady Tutton 

Brady Tutton*

Sound of Music - Julia Schweizer 

Julia Schweizer*

Sound of Music - Michael Harp 

Michael Harp*

Sound of Music - Isabelle Roberts 

Isabelle Roberts*

Sound of Music - KyLee Hennes 

KyLee Hennes*

Sound of Music - Nicole Scimeca 

Nicole Scimeca*

Sound of Music - Zach Sorrow

Zach Sorrow*


Sister Margaretta
Cory Goodrich*



Sister Berthe
Susan Moniz



Sister Sophia
Erin Elizabeth Smith*



Frau Schmidt
Mary Ernster



Dev Kennedy*



Herr Zeller
Rob Hunt*



Admiral von Schreiber
Michael Weber*



Rob Fisher*



Marc Bruni*



Denis Jones*



Scene Designer
Michael Yeargan


Costume Designer
Alejo Vietti*


Sound Designer
Mark Grey

Duane Schuler 

Lighting Designer
Duane Schuler

Michael Black 

Chorus Master
Michael Black

*Lyric Debut