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Broadway's Jenn Gambatese to play Maria in Lyric Opera's 'The Sound of Music'

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Lyric Opera of Chicago announced yesterday that Broadway star Jenn Gambatese will play the role of Maria in the company's new production of The Sound of Music later this spring. Gambatese recently starred as Glinda in the national tour of Wicked and has also played leading roles on Broadway including Natalie in All Shook up and Jane in Disney's Tarzan: The Musical.

The cast will also feature Edward Hibbert in the role of Max Detwiler. Known to TV audiences for portraying food critic Gil Chesterton on the NBC sitcom Frasier, he has also performed in numerous Broadway productions including The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains.

Previously announced cast members include Grammy award-winner Christine Brewer in the role of the Mother Abbess and Lyric's Ryan Opera Center alumna Elizabeth Futral as Elsa Schrader.

Due to popular demand, The Sound of Music's run has been extended for a third week. 25 performances will take place from Friday, April 25-Sunday, May 18 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Single tickets start at $29 and are available at the Civic Opera Box Office, by visiting lyricopera.org, or by calling 312-827-5600.

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