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“The Sound of Music contains arguably the best-loved songs of all time.” Andrew Lloyd Webber
A brand new production of THE WORLD’S MOST LOVED MUSICAL is coming to South Africa in 2014!
“This new stage production is definitely one of my Favourite Things! It will be yours too … beg, steal or borrow a ticket.” Sky News
PIETER TOERIEN presents
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER DAVID IAN
and THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP
LONDON PALLADIUM PRODUCTION of
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
(Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I)
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
With an all-star, all-South African cast!
“I have for years wanted to produce The Sound of Music myself. The theatre show is wonderfully crafted and I have always wanted to see the show cast with a young Maria who you really do believe climbs a tree and scrapes her knees. I hope in fulfilling a dream that I have had since the morning of 19 May 1961 that we are doing justice to a musical that arguably contains the best-loved songs of all time.” Andrew Lloyd Webber
With every beautiful song: The Sound of Music, Maria, My Favorite Things, I Have Confidence, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, How Can Love Survive, Ländler, So Long, Farewell, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, No Way to Stop It, Something Good, Edelweiss.
In a brand-new production!
Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” The Sound of Music follows wayward postulant, Maria, who leaves the Abbey and become governess to seven children. Her irrepressible spirit endears her to both the children and their father, Baron von Trapp. Maria and Georg marry but shortly afterwards, Nazi Germany takes control of Austria and demands that the Captain assume a position in the navy. Rather than go to war against his own country, the Captain, Maria and the children, with the help of the nuns at the Abbey, flee across the Alps.
From its origins as a stage musical in the early ‘60s, through its incarnation in the acclaimed film version that made the story of the Von Trapp family singers into a 20th century legend, The Sound of Music has come full circle and returns, in spectacular fashion, to its home – live on stage.