Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group today announced the dates and venue for the Melbourne season of their 2015-16 Australian tour of the world’s favourite musical, The Sound of Music. The lavish London Palladium production will play at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 13 May 2016, following seasons at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 13 December this year and at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from 11 March 2016.
Tickets for the Melbourne season will go on sale to the general public on Saturday 12 September.
This new Australian tour of The Sound of Music will be led by Amy Lehpamer (Once, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)as Maria Rainer and Cameron Daddo(Legally Blonde, Big River) as Captain Georg von Trapp, starring alongside Marina Prior (Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden) as Baroness Schraeder,Jacqueline Dark (Opera Australia’s Aida, Don Giovanni) as Mother Abbess, Lorraine Bayly (Calendar Girls, The Sullivans) as Frau Schmidt and David James (Playschool, Avenue Q) as Max Detweiler.
Liesl will be played by Stefanie Jones (Once) and Rolf by newcomer Du Toit Bredenkamp. The ensemble cast includes Johanna Allen (Sister Sophia),Eleanor Blythman (Sister Margaretta), Sophie Cheeseman, Colin Dean, William Groucutt, Dominica Matthews (Sister Berthe), Katie McKee, Kathleen Moore, Meredith O’Reilly, Ashleigh Rubenach and Sophie Weiss.
This acclaimed production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical premiered in 2006 at the home of West End musical theatre, the London Palladium, where it celebrated a record-breaking 954 performances seen by well over 2 million people, before going on to enjoy sell-out seasons internationally.
Inspired by the lives of the actual von Trapp family, The Sound of Music tells the uplifting story of Maria, a 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 from the Nazis across the mountains from Austria. It features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on stage, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the title song, The Sound of Music.
Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets on sale 12 September 2015
From 13 May 2016
Tues–Sat 7.30pm, Wed 1.00pm, Sat 2.00pm, Sun 12noon and 5.30pm
Tickets from $79.90*
Bookings: soundofmusictour.com.au or phone 1300 111 011, groups 12+ 1300 889 278