The National Arts Centre is thrilled to announce that the English Theatre production of the classic musical, The Sound of Music, has now sold the most tickets of any NAC-programmed performance in the organization’s 44-year history. Tickets sales are now over 24,800 (and counting!), well surpassing the previous record of 22,743 set by the 2001 NAC Dance presentation of The Nutcracker by The National Ballet of Canada.
Ottawa audiences have been so swept up in the magic of Maria throughout this holiday season that a two-week extension including a benefit performance on January 2, 2014 was added in response to such unprecedented demand.
"The success of The Sound of Music demonstrates what a remarkable team that Jillian Keiley and Joey Tremblay have put together on this show. The cast is superb, and people are embracing our actors, who come from all over Canada, during the holiday season. It's our Christmas gift to Canadians, and they are giving back by coming in such large numbers," said Peter Herrndorf, the President and CEO of the National Arts Centre.