The hills will certainly be alive once again with the Sound of Music in Joburg in 2024!
This lavish production, presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien and Cape Town Opera, tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes 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”. Featuring an all-star South African cast lead by Craig Urbani (Binnelanders). Directed By Steven Stead with Musical Direction By Kevin Kraak, The Sound of Music is a must-see on the 2024 theatrical calendar!
“Of all the shows we have presented over the years, The Sound Of Music remains in the top five most requested shows by our audience. We are thrilled to be able to present this wonderful show to a whole new generation of musical fans”, says Toerien.
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 role of Maria was cast following a hugely popular 2006 BBC reality television show called “How do You Solve a Problem like Maria?”. The 2014 and 2018 South African productions were huge box office hits and garnered a flood of rave reviews from the local media.
Catch The Sound of Music at the Teatro at Montecasino from 27 January to 25 February (Wed – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm). Bookings are now open at Webtickets.
The Sound of Music contains arguably the best-loved songs of all time – Andrew Lloyd Webber