Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! When I was a little kid, I loved watching the film version of The Sound of Music. I knew most of the songs by heart and would sing them all the time. So it was such a treat to be able to watch The Sound of Music on stage last night. From the moment the show started, I was tempted to sing along with the songs (but refrained for the sake of those around me.)
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 flight across the Austrian mountains. The heartwarming story and the unforgettable songs make The Sound of Music the best loved musical of all time, delighting both young and old.
Six of the seven Von Trapp children are played by 18 Singapore kids picked from over 400 applicants. The children were energetic and adorable and it’s lovely to know that we have such talented little ones in Singapore. The scenes with the children were my favourite because they brought so much enthusiasm to their roles and there was obvious chemistry between them.
I was especially moved by the scene where Captain von Trapp sang Edelweiss with such emotion to subtly declare his loyalty to Austria and say goodbye before escaping over the mountains with the entire Von Trapp family. To be honest, when I watched The Sound of Music as a child, the significance of the song, and the other scenes involving the union of Austria with Germany, completely escaped me.
The Sound of Music is a must-watch and is a show the whole family can enjoy. Catch The Sound of Music at Grand Theatre, MBS from now until 10 August 2014 before they say ‘So Long, Farewell’!
TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION
SEASON: 11 July – 10 August 2014
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday – Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 12pm & 6pm
TICKET PRICE: From $65 (Excludes the booking fee of $3 per ticket)
THROUGH INTERNET: BASE Entertainment, Marina Bay Sands Ticketing or SISTIC
BY PHONE: 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby)