To order win a double pass to the Wednesday 16th December at 8:00pm performance at the Capitol Theatre Sydney of the Sound of Music, simply send your name and your answer to the question “How would solve a problem like Maria” in 25 words or less to [email protected] by the 27th November 2015.
The world’s favourite musical is returning to Australia.The lavish London Palladium production of The Sound of Music will commence in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre on 13 December this year, followed by seasons at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from 11 March, Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 13 May, and Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from 9 August.
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.
The Australian production will be led by Amy Lehpamer (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Once,The Rocky Horror Show) 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
Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Frost, David Ian and the Really Useful Group are thrilled with their superb cast. “We have assembled a sensational cast to play these iconic roles. Cameron Daddo will be a wonderfully strong and stern Captain, and Amy Lehpamer, already with several musical roles to her name, will leap to stardom as Maria.We’re very pleased to be working with Marina Prior again, and to bring Lorraine Bayly to musical theatre audiences. And we’re especially pleased to bring acclaimed opera star Jacqui Dark to the musical stage.”