The Tony Award-winning The Sound of Music will be staged in Hong Kong for the first time in 2024, coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the beloved musical. Audiences will get to listen to live renditions of popular songs such as Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, and the title song The Sound of Music at the Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon Cultural District, from April 16.
The play is coming to Hong Kong as part of the international tour of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, which won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Grammy Award for Best Show Album for its original run. The film version starred Julie Andrews in the lead role, and made the songs popular across the world.
The Sound of Music is based on the true the story of Maria, a governess who brings music and love back into the home of the widowed Captain Von Trapp and his seven children. It follows the couple’s love story and the family’s escape from their home country of Austria before World War II.
The international tour is led by Natalie Duncan as Maria Rainer, Corey Greenan as Captain Von Trapp, and Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess. The two-act musical — which will be performed in English with Chinese subtitles — will be two hours and 25 minutes long with a 20-minute interval. It has already been staged in Singapore, Malaysia, and India, and is currently in the middle of its 30-week run in China.
Tickets for American Express cardholders are currently on sale, while general tickets will be available from December 11. The show timings are 7.30pm (Tuesday-Friday), 2.30pm and 7.45pm (Saturday), and 1.30pm and 6.30pm (Sunday).
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