Pieter Toerien’s production of ‘The Sound of Music’ has been seen by over 100000 people since landing in Gauteng at the Teatro at Monte Casino and now the show is gearing up for its final three weeks, with the run having to end on Sunday, June 8, with the production set to tour internationally after that date.
Five Next 48hOURS readers can each win a set of double tickets to this remarkable show – described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as featuring perhaps the best-loved songs of all time – as it winds down in South Africa.
The production features an all-star South African cast singing 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’.
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.
The South African production stars Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Bethany Dickson as Maria.
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