The Sound of Music is one of those classics that has woven it’s way into the very fabric of my family. We have enjoyed the film as a family every year. Now we can add enjoying it as it was meant to be seen, in it’s original form, on stage.
Edmonton is home to Broadway Across Canada’s production of The Sound of Music for a short run, and I was lucky enough to enjoy opening night with my favourite person, my Oma. I wasn’t sure if I would truly enjoy the show, as I have seen the movie so many times, but boy was I wrong.
From the sets to the actors, The Sound of Music draws you into the von Trapp family, and their journey of love through music. I was blown away by the actors singing, the orchestra and the story line. While familiar, it did have some differences from the film that make it a unique and endearing experience. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening out and a must see musical.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Broadway Season and can be enjoyed in Edmonton from September 19 – 24 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Calgary September 26 – October 1 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855- 985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800- 889-8457. Ticket prices start at $30.50.
I was provided with tickets at no charge in order to facilitate this review, and a previous giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.