Malaysia’s most talented young actors and actresses have been picked from a pool of over 400 talented applicants for the coveted roles of the six children to be a part of the Von Trapp family in the forthcoming Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Istana Budaya from the 27th of December 2022.
Anthony C.Daniel, James Gray and Nate Patten from the Broadway creative team travelled to Dominus Arts Venue at Wangsa Maju in Kuala Lumpur on the 28th and 29th of June, and put the youngsters through a series of acting, singing and dancing auditions and successfully selected boys and girls aged six to 14, who will perform in the upcoming Malaysia season this December.
The children come from all corners of Malaysia and perform in rotation throughout the Malaysia season as the small and cute Gretl, the brothers Friedrich and Kurt, as well as their sisters Mana, Brigina, and Louisa.
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 as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.
With its unforgettable score, THE SOUND OF MUSIC touches 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 Mountains, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. This iconic musical is sure to work its magic once again, for young and old alike.
Arguably one of the world’s best-loved musicals, the original 1969 Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The 1966 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria won five Oscars, inducting Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour is directed by three-time Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Jack O’Brien, choreographed by Danny Mefford and has Music Supervision by Andy Einhorn. It also includes an all-Broadway creative, design, and production team, Matt Lenz, Original Tour Restaging; James Gray, Original Choreography Staging; Douglas Schmidt, set design; Jane Greenwood, costume design; Natasha Katz, lighting design; and Shannon Slaton, sound design. Additional team members to be announced. Eric Cornell serves as General Manager and Simone Genatt and Marc Routh are Executive Producers for Broadway International Group. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented in special arrangement with Concord Theatricals and NETWorks Presentations, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and is suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp.
This Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is produced by Broadway international Group and presented in Malaysia by Base Entertainment Asia.
Tuesday – Friday: 8.30 pm
Saturday: 3 pm & 8.30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm & 5 pm
27th December 2022
Duration: 155 mins (20 mins intermission)
Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur
More information is available on thesoundofmusic.asia