The Sound Of Music Starts Next Week!

The Sound Of Music Starts Next Week!

Direct from a sold-out season in Cape Town

Pieter Toerien presents
Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

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

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 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 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.

The Cape Town Media Raved About The Show:
“Your FAVOURITE thing! A MAGICAL, SUMPTUOUS production! A WINNER! The sound of success rings clear from the hills!” Cape Argus
“Sound of Music bekoor opnuut!” Die Burger
“A MUST-SEE! Highly recommended! Musical satisfaction.” msn Online

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 find attached Production pics by Pat Bromilow-Downing. For High-Res versions and more pics please mail

Please mail all Jo’Burg media requests to Mark Sage or call (011) 511 1988

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