Believe it or not, I have never watched The Sound of Music musical / movie before! But having heard nothing but awesome feedback from whoever has watched it over the years, I knew I CANNOT miss this opportunity to catch the show when they return to our shores this November!
Here’s the synopsis for those who haven’t watched it before as well:
THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.
You know what makes The Sound of Music so endearing?
Even if you haven’t watched the musical (or the movie), you would be familiar with many of the songs – My Favourite Things, Do-Re- Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. The kids are still humming and singing to these tunes days after we watched the show!
Did you know?
Eighteen of Singapore’s most able young actors and actresses are playing the coveted roles of six of the seven von Trapp children, with three children chosen to alternate each character. The children come from all corners of Singapore and will perform in rotation throughout the season as the small and cute Gretl, the brothers Friedrich and Kurt, as well as their sisters Marta, Brigitta, and Louisa. These children started rigorous training months ago and I must say, the three that we saw on stage were just as brilliant as the rest of the cast!
Just to note.
The Sound of Music is not to be missed but please be aware that if you are bringing along young kids who like to ask questions during showtime, they may be shushed by the ushers. Some I heard, were warned that they may be asked to leave. So do prep your kids to save their questions til intermission!