About The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children--and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape. Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”

Drama in Motion Performance Works

Started in 2013, DMPW is the result of many years of community theater experience by its founders.

The mission is to provide community productions as well as offer a haven for artistic freedoms and equality. We offer scholarships to those in financial need for lessons in all facets of the performing arts, and also offer a learning theater environment for our Performance Works Youth Academy members. We insist on a no bully environment with a family atmosphere. We also offer outreach assistance with social issues and work to make our community a better place. 

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  We can be found on GuideStar for nonprofits and also on Amazon Smile. Please consider donating your yearly contribution to keep the venue alive for many years to come. 

"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they posses inside"