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The Trapp Family Singers, shown on a US tour in 1946, inspired “The Sound of Music.” Community House of Hamilton and Wenham is staging the musical this week and next.
The Trapp Family Singers, shown on a US tour in 1946, inspired “The Sound of Music.” Community House of Hamilton and Wenham is staging the musical this week and next.Lindstrom Literary Management/Associated Press/File

This Saturday, the Community House of Hamilton and Wenham will welcome a special guest to its production of “The Sound of Music”: a descendant of the musical’s inspiration.

Kristina von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Captain Georg von Trapp, will attend the 3 p.m. performance of the community production that day and will conduct an audience question-and-answer session afterward, at 5:30 p.m.

The production opens Friday at 7:30 p.m.  and will continue Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Next weekend, there are shows on Friday at 7:30 p.m., March 9 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., andMarch 10 at 3 p.m.

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The theater is at 284 Bay Road (Route 1A) in Hamilton. Advance tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for children and can be purchased at www.communityhouse.org or by calling 978-468-4818 ext. 10. Tickets at the door cost $20 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, visit http://communityhouse.org/theater-program/.


Christina Jedra can be reached at christina.jedra@globe.com.