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PRESS: Table Mountain alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Pieter Toerien Productions


On 1 November 2023 the young cast members of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, along with their Maria, soprano Brittany Smith, were hosted by the Table Mountain Cableway as excitement builds for the return of this most beloved musical to the Artscape stage this December.

The young cast members were excited to be able to connect with each other, meet members of the press, and enjoy the incredible sights and sounds of Cape Town's favourite tourist destination, the Table Mountain Cable Way - the perfect orientation event, before rehearsals begin on 6 November at the Artscape Theatre.

Cast as the Von Trapp children are Duvan Marren, Kieren Prince, Stephan vd Westhuizen, Lara Smit, Thomas Boshoff, Genevieve Murray, Aiden Attwell, Judi Hattingh, Rylan Lemmetuis, Sophie Shaw, Luke Przybojewski, Lucy Mackay, Lexi Reinders, Lucy Mackay, Thala Duma, Abigail Chitsike, Hera Benade, Julie Browne - accompanied by Brittany Smith (Maria), Ashley Scott (Lisel), and Che-Jean Jupp (Rolf).

Talented soprano, and leading lady, Brittany Smith, treated the group to a surprise performance of the title song, "The Sound Of Music".

The world’s most loved musical returns to South Africa this December as Pieter Toerien, with Cape Town Opera, presents the much-anticipated revival tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

"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 Pieter Toerien.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC marks the 11th and final collaboration between legendary lyricists Rodgers & Hammerstein, and features a treasure trove of popular show tunes, including "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do Re Mi", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen", and many more.

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp, follows a young nun in-training, who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.The original stage production won six Tony awards, including Best Musical, and was then adapted into the five-time Oscar-winning film, which went on to become the most-successful movie musical of all time.

Directed by Steven Stead (Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret), this new production, with sumptuous sets and costumes, and songs that will stay with you long after the curtain comes down, will be a stellar theatrical event.

Bookings now open through Webtickets for Cape Town performances at the Artscape Opera House from 14 December 2023 to 14 January 2024, before it transfers to The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg.


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