Whitney Hale

UK Alumna Appears in NBC's 'Sound of Music'

Published: Dec 5, 2013

 

Promotional video for NBC's "The Sound of Music" live starring Carrie Underwood

Promotional video for NBC's "The Sound of Music."

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2013)University of Kentucky Opera Theatre alumna Andrea Jones-Sojola will appear in tonight's widely hyped live production of "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood. Jones-Sojola will appear as one of the nuns on the musical, which is set to air at 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday), Dec. 5, on NBC.

 

A soprano originally from Louisville, Ky., Jones-Sojola received her artist diploma in opera from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, her master's degree in voice from UK School of Music, and her bachelor's degree in voice from Lincoln University. Most recently, she has performed as the Strawberry Woman and understudied Clara and Serena in the Tony award-winning Broadway production of "Porgy and Bess."

 

NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" is based on the original Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, "The Sound of Music" contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the stage, including "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Climb Every Mountain" and "Edelweiss."

 

The highly acclaimed UK Opera Theatre program is part of the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. For more information on the program, visit online at www.uky.edu/finearts/music/opera.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

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