USF to present “The Sound of Music”

July 10, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present “The Sound of Music” as its fall musical production, opening Nov. 8 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theater. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Brad Beauchamp will direct the musical, which will be performed at the following times:

  • Friday, Nov. 8 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 – 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 260-422-4226 or Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.

The production is made possible by the generous support of USF alumna Toni Murray.

The University of Saint Francis is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

For more information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-8064 or email

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.