The Melbourne Hills Are Alive, As The Sound Of Music Hits National Theatre This March

'The Sound Of Music' – Image © Nicole Cleary
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Rising musical theatre company Theatrical will present a strictly limited season of ‘The Sound Of Music’ in Melbourne this March.

‘The Sound Of Music’ will kick off Theatrical’s three-show 2024 season, which also includes ‘The Boy From Oz’ in July and ‘A Chorus Line’ in September.

‘The Sound Of Music’ is set to feature a 16-piece orchestra, led by Musical Director Kent Ross. . . Plus, a 43-person cast directed by Karen Shnider. Twelve young talents will share the iconic roles of the Von Trapp children.

This production will feature all the favourites, like ‘Do Re Mi’, ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Maria’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, ‘The Sound of Music’.

“‘The Sound Of Music’ is one of the true classics: the melodies, the songs and the story are timeless,” Director Karen Shnider says. “Our production will give audiences the opportunity to enjoy all the iconic song and dance numbers from our vibrant cast, as well as the story of prejudice, hope and survival which remains so relevant today.”

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Image © Nicole Cleary

‘The Sound Of Music’ is the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein. It premiered in 1959 and won five Tony Awards, with the 1965 movie going on to win just as many Oscars.

‘The Voice’ finalist Tayla Dwyer, who judges called a ‘Disney princess’, will play Maria.

“‘The Sound Of Music’ was one of my late nana Marjorie’s favourite things. She dreamt of this role for me and now I’m living the dream for both of us,” Tayla says. “I couldn’t be happier to be coming back to Theatrical to play Maria.”

‘The Sound Of Music’ will also offer a sneak peek as part of St Kilda Festival on 18 February, at Alfred Square.

‘The Sound Of Music’ plays National Theatre (Melbourne) 2-17 March.

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