The Sound Of Music Cast Announcement

The Sound Of Music Full Cast Announcement

FULL CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!
THE WORLD’S MOST LOVED MUSICAL is coming to South Africa in 2014!
Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group present
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Sound of Music

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 Musiccontains arguably the best-loved songs of all time – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Featuring 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”, The Sound of Musicis 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 Musichas lead 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 South African production will star Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Bethany Dickson as Maria.

The rest of the amazingly talented cast include:
Janelle Visagie as Mother Abbess
Taryn Sudding as Baroness Schraeder
James Borthwick as Max Detweiler
Carmen Pretorius as Liesel von Trapp
Rhys Williams as Rolf Gruber
Malcolm Terrey as Franz
Rika Sennett as Frau-Schmidt

The Ensemble includes: Monique Weich, Genna Galloway, LJ Nielson, Pauline du Plessis, Ami Rose Barber, Sebe Leotlela, Pisto Msongelna, Claire Simonis, Mike Huff, Richard White, Adam Pelkowitz, Mark Sykes, Duane Alexander (Dance Captain too), Ryan Flynn, Torah Rapoho & Claire Taylor.

Cape Town: Artscape Opera
19 February – 29 March
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
Tickets: R125, R175, R200, R250, R275, R300, R350, R375 & R425

Johannesburg: The Teatro At Montecasino
5 April – 8 June
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
Tickets: R125, R150, R225, R250, R300, R350, R375 & R425
Please mail all Cape Town media requests to Allison Foat Allison@divapr.co.za or call (021) 462 7384
Please mail all Jo’Burg media requests to Mark Sage mark@montetheatre.co.za or call (011) 511 1988

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