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The Sound of Music - coming to a city near you this month

The hills are alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC

One of the world's best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, has started a 20-city New Zealand tour, and is coming to a venue near you this month.

This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite 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 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 mountains from Austria.

Playing Captain von Trapp is Damian Avery, a familiar face on television and stage, appearing in series includingUnderbelly, Legend of the Seeker and Power Rangers.

Playing his love interest Maria is popular musical theatre star Tizane McEvoy while Admiral von Schreiber will be played by Andrew Laing, also a regular on television, appearing in Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune and Spartacus.

Former Shortland Street star Geraldine Brophy -- also a popular contestant on Dancing with the Stars -- plays Frau Schmidt as well as directs this outstanding all-New Zealand cast. From the producer of the recent touring stage showsGrease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is certain to become one of your favourite things this month.

The musical 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”.

WHERE, WHEN & HOW

Oct5 WhangareiForum North7pmTicketek
7TakapunaBruce Mason Centre3pm & 7pmTicketmaster
8HamiltonClarence St Theatre3pm & 7pmTicketek
9TaurangaASB Baypark Arena7pmTicketek
10GisborneMemorial Hall7pmStephen Jones Photography
11RotoruaHMPAC7pmTicketmaster
13WanganuiRWOH7pmRWOH
14New PlymouthTSB Showplace3pm & 7pmTicketek
15Palmerston NorthRegent on Broadway4pmTicketdirect
16KapitiSouthwards Theatre7pmTicketek
17WellingtonOpera House7pmTicketek
19AshburtonEvent Centre7pmTicketdirect
20TimaruTheatre Royal7pmTicketek
21 & 22ChristchurchIsaac Theatre Royal3pm & 7pmTicketek
23BlenheimASB Theatre7pmTicketdirect
24NelsonTheatre Royal7pmTicketdirect
25NelsonTheatre Royal7pmTicketdirect
27DunedinRegent Theatre7pmTicketdirect
28InvercargillCivic Theatre3pm & 7pmTicketdirect
29OamaruOpera House4pmTicketdirect


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