[Sponsored Post] The Sound of Music is a show familiar to most; having seen the celluloid classic featuring Julie Andrews. This Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical is an unforgettable story of the Von Trapp Family and Maria and their eventual escape from the Nazis in the final act. Coming to stage in Australia following on from a record breaking run in the London Palladium – it is now playing in Sydney and soon Brissie, Melbourne and Adelaide. We attended The Sound of Music’s Red Carpet Evening and sat through a rousing and highly entertaining show that was at once heart warming and highly entertaining. We can only imagine; this being a lot more fun if you could actually sing along.

In the Australian run of The Sound of Music – Cameron Daddo plays Captain von Trappwhile Amy Lehpamer plays Maria and she is amazing as the powerhouse lead character to the musical delivering up crisp, Julie Andrewesque singing. From the opening “The Sound of Music”, her lilting pipes draws you in. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure. The Sound of Music is highly entertaining with classic tunes that everyone would know and the session we attended had plenty of children present. It’s a family friendly musical.
Also particular good, the cast who played the Von Trapp children and the segments with the children were fun little numbers; in particular Do-Re-Mi, My favourite things, So Long Farewell. Seeing these numbers brought to live on stage particularly by the little ones – Endearing and precocious onstage.

The final act was surprisingly, a little uncomfortable to witness – we’re of age to understand the horrors of war; and what the Nazi’s did (in a post schindler’s list world) – The capitol theatre stage had Nazi Insignia banners unfurl and stormtroppers staged around the venue – making the final act and the family’s escape particular haunting – we haven’t seen The Sound of Music in years nor did we cognitively understand the crisis in the final act. It this association and awareness now that adds depth and hubris. It makes the reprieve of “So Long Farewell” a lot more captivating.
The Sound of Music ended on a high with a hollering enthusiastic audience, streamers and confetti guns going off. What more can you ask for on a night at the theatre.

Learn more about sound of Music here: http://soundofmusictour.com.au/

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