19 February to 30 March
Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group present the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with actors Andre Swartz and Bethany Dickson as Captain and Maria Von Trapp.
Venue: Artscape Opera House, DF Malan St, Cape Town
Time: Tue – Fri @8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 2pm & 6pm
Cost: R 125 – R 425
“The crucifix around her neck caught the light in the most unintentional of ways, and danced about reflecting the spellbound expressions of the entire Opera House audience.” Read our review of The Sound of Music at Artscape on Sunday 23 February 2014.
Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Sound of Music, the world’s most loved musical.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Cape Town – Artscape Opera
19 February 2014 – 29 March 2014
Johannesburg – The Teatro at Montecasino
5 April 2014 – 8 June 2014
“The Sound of Music contains arguably the best-loved songs of all time” – Andrew Lloyd Webber
This lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. Featuring an all-star South African cast, The Sound of Music is a must-see on the 2014 theatrical calendar!
With words and music by the legendary Rogers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I), The Sound of Music originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.
Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”. This production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened to rave reviews and sell-out business at the Wales Millennium Centre in July 2009, following a record-breaking 954 performances at the London Palladium where it was seen by well over 2 million people. The role of Maria was cast following a hugely popular 2006 BBC reality television show called “How do You Solve a Problem like Maria?” The South African production will star Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Bethany Dickson as Maria.
The hills will certainly be alive with the Sound of Music in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2014. Bookings are now open at Computicket. Performance details as follows:
Cape Town: Artscape Opera
19 February – 29 March
Performances: Tue – Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm and 8pm, Sun at 2pm and 6pm
Tickets: R125, R175, R200, R250, R275, R300, R350, R375 and R425