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Review: The Sound of Music in Sydney

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Did you know musicals are actually not my thing? In fact, in my 31 years, there are only 2 musicals I have loved. The Sound of Music happens to be one. I grew up singing Do-Re-Mi {not always in tune, ironically enough!}, So long, Farewell and My favourite things {which my school song ripped the tune of}. I tried hard to yodel as a child but failed miserably and gave up {to the delight of my family, I’m sure}.

So when I heard The Sound of Music was now on stage thanks to the London Palladium Production, I was just a teeny bit excited. Imagine my delight then, when I heard it was coming to Sydney. On Sunday, I was given the opportunity to go watch the von Trapp family’s journey from finding Maria to fleeing Austria.

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© 2015 Dip/Cos Photography by James Morgan

I headed to the Capitol Theatre on Sunday and I was extremely impressed by the venue. It made me realise that in the ten years I’ve been in Sydney, I haven’t actually been to the Capitol Theatre. My previous experiences with stage shows have been at smaller venues. I was blown away by the size of the place to begin with. The surprises though, didn’t end there.

As the musical began on stage, it brought back memories of watching the movie as a child. I remembered Sister Abbess and of course, Maria. I loved the entrance of Captain von Trapp played by Cameron Daddo, who, with his whistle, summons his seven children. The children in the musical were all wonderful and reminiscent of those in the movie. The Baroness played by Marina Prior was a lot more likeable on stage than in the movie.

Being a musical, it would be remiss of me to not mention the music. Oh my goodness, the music! The music was just incredible. Sure, it’s songs and tunes we know but with the sound system and the live orchestra, the music gave me goosebumps at times and made me teary at other moments. The cast were so obviously talented when it came to singing. Right from Amy Lehpamer, who plays Maria {and yodels perfectly}, to the seven kids, they were magnificent. Like I said, I had goosebumps and tears.

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© 2015 Dip/Cos Photography by James Morgan”

Apart from the music, I loved the set. The manner in which the backdrop seamlessly moved from the convent to the mountains to Captain Von Trapp’s mansion and to Maria’s room was pretty amazing. Having been to small stage shows before, I haven’t seen anything like this.

At the end of the night, along with a packed theatre, I really enjoyed myself. It was great to be able to hum to familiar songs and laugh out loud during the first half in particular. While the story was known, the music and the cast made sure it was an enthralling couple of hours.

Sydney is currently alive with The Sound of Music.

It’s the perfect holiday entertainment for young and old alike and is now showing at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

Have you seen The Sound of Music? 

Do you enjoy musicals?

Do share! 

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • simple girl
    December 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Wow!!!!!…

    I just love the movie 🙂 ,………..

  • simple girl
    December 23, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Wow!!!!!…

    I just love the movie 🙂 ,………..

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 24, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’ve seen it to and isn’t it just a glorious production? I love the Capitol, the auditorium really reminds me of a London theatre, all olde worlde! I loved everything the set, the music and the performances were amazing! I haven’t been able to stop singing since, which is a pity for anyone in earshot, as I am totally tone deaf!

    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Haha…I have been singing too. It’s hard not to! And totally agree with the Capitol theatre being all old-worldy. 🙂

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 24, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’ve seen it to and isn’t it just a glorious production? I love the Capitol, the auditorium really reminds me of a London theatre, all olde worlde! I loved everything the set, the music and the performances were amazing! I haven’t been able to stop singing since, which is a pity for anyone in earshot, as I am totally tone deaf!

    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      December 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Haha…I have been singing too. It’s hard not to! And totally agree with the Capitol theatre being all old-worldy. 🙂

  • Moni | Thoughts of a Moni
    January 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I am hanging to see this! Can’t wait till it arrives in Melbourne!

  • Moni | Thoughts of a Moni
    January 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I am hanging to see this! Can’t wait till it arrives in Melbourne!

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