'Sound of Music' for families opening today in Pleasanton

70-minute version aimed at introducing children to live musical theater

Pleasanton's youth theater company is presenting an adapted version of "The Sound of Music," one of a series of Broadway musicals shortened to about 70 minutes to introduce children to live musical theater while keeping their well-known songs and essence.

This holiday production by Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theater will be presented Dec. 9-18 at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The show has two casts for a total of 75 actors, ages 8 to 15.

Reserved seating tickets are $12, $15 and $18; children and seniors are $7, $10 and $13. Go to, call 931-4848, or purchase at the Firehouse Arts Center box office, 4444 Railroad Ave.


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