> MS Society of WA will produce The Sound of Music as its 7th annual musical theare production at the Regal Theatre in October.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia will present the world’s most loved musical, The Sound of Music at the Regal Theatre from October 7 to 17.
The famous musical will be the seventh production in the Society’s history of annual musical theatre presentations at the Subiaco venue. It will be directed by acclaimed musical theatre director and designer, John Senczuk whose production of Les Misérables for MS WA last year broke box office records.
Based on the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family, The Sound of Music marked the final collaboration of the legendary song-writing duo, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. A huge success from its stage debut in 1957 (winning six Tony Awards), The Sound of Music was made into a film in 1965 (winning five Oscars) becoming one of the most successful and popular film musicals ever.
Set in Austria in the lead up to the Second World War, the musical’s timeless message of triumph over adversity and its memorable score (including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd and the glorious title song, The Sound of Music) continue to speak to people of all ages.
The director, John Senczuk said he was thrilled to be directing the iconic musical for Perth audiences. “The Sound of the Music is one of the most loved musicals of all time that families can enjoy together,” he said. “One of the many reasons is that it is about a family and a passion for music, about vulnerability in a dangerous and confronting world … and it’s got nuns!”
Mr Senczuk has assembled the same creative team including Musical Director, Tim Cunniffe and Choreographer, Carolyn Sinnett that created the record-breaking Les Misérables and has cast the production from local talent, including the three casts of children for the six roles of Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl.
“18 young people have been chosen to form three casts for the childrens’s roles, along with 32 adults for the principal and ensemble roles in the production,” Mr Senczuk said. “It has been an incredible and ultimately very rewarding … there is so much music theatre talent in Perth that needs to be seen! The MS WA productions are an adventure story in themselves and they have clearly become an important fixture in the theatre calendar in WA; and it’s fairly obvious that local audiences want to see more music theatre.”
Tickets for the production are on sale to the general public at Ticketek on 1300 795 012 or www.ticketek.com.au
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