Dubai theatre to feature ‘The Sound of Music’
Dubai, March 8, 2011
UK-based Popular Productions, a producer of quality theatre and entertainment, will feature the musical classic The Sound of Music at the First Group Theatre in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai next month.
Produced by John Payton and Lucy Blakeman for Popular Productions, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical will run from April 11 to 23.
Considered by many to be the best-loved and most successful movie musical in history, The Sound of Music took home five Oscars, including best picture. Its soundtrack stands in history as the best selling musical of all time going Platinum more than 12 times.
The Sound Of Music recalls the touching and dramatic memories of Maria and the Von Trapp family, and their struggle to freedom as their homeland of Austria faces up to Nazi conversion, just prior to the Second World War.
The production features lavish costumes, a sumptuous set, and a wonderful orchestral musical score, a statement said.
Starring as Maria is Lucy Hunter-James and the cast includes Ian Knauer as Captain Von Trapp, Donna Hazelton as Mother Abbess, Alison Guill as Elsa and Christopher Blades.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to bring this wonderful musical to UAE audiences,” said Payton.
“The Sound Of Music really is one the best-written and most memorable musicals of all time and is perfect for all audiences.”
“We are delighted to have a fantastically talented cast from the West End, Broadway and here in Dubai alongside our excellent creative team. We look forward to bringing this entertaining, moving and memorable production to Dubai for these sixteen special performances,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service