Recently as I was teaching, I asked my class … Have any of you watched “The Sound of Music?”… Guess what… there were more Nays than Yays! In fact, only about 30% gave a Yay to the singing nun. I was shocked…This was my all-time favorite musical while growing up and I watched the VHS tape of “The Sound of Music” so many times that I think I wore out the tape. Well! To redeem the times, the musical based on the famous movie is here at Marina Bay Sands and here is our “The Sound of Music” musical review!
The Sound of Music Musical
Most of us remember Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in this iconic 1965 musical where the notes of Do-Rei-Mi just jumped off the screen. The movie was simply entertaining and this musical brings the same fun and showmanship to Marina Bay Sands.
If you have not watched the Classic Movie by Julie Andrews, I do recommend that you spend your time online to watch the movie for yourself. Making it’s debut in 1965, this movie continues to woo audiences of all ages and my kids love the show despite it’s age. Yes! The fans of this classic movie continues to increase and her status is strengthened after the musical.
Thoughts on the Sound of Music Musical?
You can imagine the excitement in the family, when the kids found out that they were going to watch the musical.
With the evergreen classics in the movie brought to life, my whole family was simply entertained, as we watched the Von Trapp family belting out the famous tunes. My personal favorite songs in the movie was Sixteen going on Seventeen together with Edelweiss and I was definitely not disappointed. The songs were sung on point, with the required emotions beautifully portrayed. Best of all, every song in the musical was sung and there were many beaming faces in the audience at the end of the night.
If there is just one musical that the family can afford this year,it has got to be “The Sound of Music”.
Background of the Musical
THE SOUND OF MUSIC’S original score is a result of the genius output of composer Richard
Rodgers collaborating with the lyricist and librettist Oscar Hammerstein. The original 1959 Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was Rogers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.
Synopsis of The Sound of Music Musical
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. With its unforgettable score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC touches the hearts of all ages and contains some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage including 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.
Additionally, eighteen of Singapore’s most able young actors and actresses will play 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.
Due to popular demand the season has also been extended and will run until 3 December 2017
*The Siund of Music Show Details*
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 1pm & 6pm
Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
B Reserve : S$125
C Reserve : S$95
D Reserve : S$65
A Reserve Restricted View : S$155
(including 20 mins interval)