The Sound of Music
Derwent Entertainment Centre, April 13 to May 1, 2011
The hills are alive with the Sound of Music!
When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
The most popular family musical in the world returned to the Derwent Entertainment Centre in April 2011. Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic tale of a postulant sent to teach seven troublesome children was be presented in a theatrical setting with the full 30-piece orchestra. The show starred national stars Chris Parker as the Captain, Lisa-Marie Parker as the Baroness, John X as Max and Michael Veitch as Zeller along with locals Imogen Moore as Liesl, Ben Paine as Rolf, Marilyn Smith as the Mother Abbess and newcomer Anna Hebblewhite as Maria.
Director & Vocal Director - Ian Williams
Director - Darren Sangwell
Musical Director - Les Johnston
Choreographer - Casey McCrickard