The Sound of Music was a tale I grew up with. Dare I say, a quintessential part of my childhood even, as I am sure it was for most of you all too. I have many fond memories of this movie and being seated on ghastly chestnut shag pile carpet, my brother to one side of me, my faithful "Ted" teddy bear to the other. Armed with a VCR remote control and a pair of lungs that no doubt would have made the glass windows in our living room quiver and rattle in perfect harmony with my voice.

The movie itself is an utterly beloved memoir, and the musical production is everything plus so much more. After an incredible, record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best loved musical, The Sound of Music is now playing in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. And I had the privilege of attending their first show last Friday.

This lavish and critically acclaimed production is based on a true story set in the 1930's, at the dawn of World War II. Maria, performed by one of Australia's newest and most outstanding award winning musical theatre stars, Amy Lehpamer, is studying to become a nun at the Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg. Maria is full of life and love, something which concerns the nuns at the Abbey; none more than the Mother Abbess herself, as played by Jacqui Dark. Not wanting Maria to make the incorrect choice for her life she sends her away to become the Governess to seven children at the von Trapp villa. Here she patiently navigates through the children's mischief as they attempt to garner attention from their windowed father, a retired navel officer, Captain von Trapp who is played by the multi-talented Cameron Daddo.

Maria quickly wins over the family through song and a cheery disposition. And it's not long before she wins the heart of Captain von Trapp too, despite being engaged to the Baroness Schraeder, played by Marina Prior. They soon wed but find a looming threat the Nazi's and their ever expanding reach impossible to escape; especially once returning from their honeymoon. In an effort to thwart their commands, Captain von Trapp reluctantly permits his family to perform at the Salzburg Festival where upon the conclusion of their performance they make their hasty escape for sanctuary at the Abbey.

This production was truly a wondrous marvel and pleasure to see. The performers truly outdid themselves, Cameron Daddo, ever so commanding and Amy Lehpamer was the epitome of Maria. Exuding such passion and presence. It was challenging keeping your eyes off her, especially during a number. Her voice ever so compelling and powerful. Even the von Trapp children were a delight to regard, each armoured with boundless talent, most of which I am sure we'll be seeing more of in the near future. I have to say I truly enjoyed Frau Schmidt, as played by Lorraine Bayly. Despite having a small role both on film and on stage, her gentleness and tenderness was personified perfectly.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show, as did the entire audience, as evident in their joyful animation during the memorable songs performed on stage. Many of them bouncing along in their seats; yours included. And speaking of music and score, you can look forward to beloved tunes such as My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and of course The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a piece that is perfect for young and old alike. It captivates and touches the hearts of all those who watch. It's a perfect family treat, especially when seeing this story retold on stage.

-Sxx



[ This has been a sponsored post brought to you by Nuffnang and The Sound of Music. Words and opinions expressed above are my own ]


The Sound of Music was a tale I grew up with. Dare I say, a quintessential part of my childhood even, as I am sure it was for most of you all too. I have many fond memories of this movie and being seated on ghastly chestnut shag pile carpet, my brother to one side of me, my faithful "Ted" teddy bear to the other. Armed with a VCR remote control and a pair of lungs that no doubt would have made the glass windows in our living room quiver and rattle in perfect harmony with my voice.

The movie itself is an utterly beloved memoir, and the musical production is everything plus so much more. After an incredible, record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best loved musical, The Sound of Music is now playing in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. And I had the privilege of attending their first show last Friday.

This lavish and critically acclaimed production is based on a true story set in the 1930's, at the dawn of World War II. Maria, performed by one of Australia's newest and most outstanding award winning musical theatre stars, Amy Lehpamer, is studying to become a nun at the Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg. Maria is full of life and love, something which concerns the nuns at the Abbey; none more than the Mother Abbess herself, as played by Jacqui Dark. Not wanting Maria to make the incorrect choice for her life she sends her away to become the Governess to seven children at the von Trapp villa. Here she patiently navigates through the children's mischief as they attempt to garner attention from their windowed father, a retired navel officer, Captain von Trapp who is played by the multi-talented Cameron Daddo.

Maria quickly wins over the family through song and a cheery disposition. And it's not long before she wins the heart of Captain von Trapp too, despite being engaged to the Baroness Schraeder, played by Marina Prior. They soon wed but find a looming threat the Nazi's and their ever expanding reach impossible to escape; especially once returning from their honeymoon. In an effort to thwart their commands, Captain von Trapp reluctantly permits his family to perform at the Salzburg Festival where upon the conclusion of their performance they make their hasty escape for sanctuary at the Abbey.

This production was truly a wondrous marvel and pleasure to see. The performers truly outdid themselves, Cameron Daddo, ever so commanding and Amy Lehpamer was the epitome of Maria. Exuding such passion and presence. It was challenging keeping your eyes off her, especially during a number. Her voice ever so compelling and powerful. Even the von Trapp children were a delight to regard, each armoured with boundless talent, most of which I am sure we'll be seeing more of in the near future. I have to say I truly enjoyed Frau Schmidt, as played by Lorraine Bayly. Despite having a small role both on film and on stage, her gentleness and tenderness was personified perfectly.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show, as did the entire audience, as evident in their joyful animation during the memorable songs performed on stage. Many of them bouncing along in their seats; yours included. And speaking of music and score, you can look forward to beloved tunes such as My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and of course The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is a piece that is perfect for young and old alike. It captivates and touches the hearts of all those who watch. It's a perfect family treat, especially when seeing this story retold on stage.

-Sxx



[ This has been a sponsored post brought to you by Nuffnang and The Sound of Music. Words and opinions expressed above are my own ]


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  1. Thanks my dear :D

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  2. Great post hun! I like this so much.

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  3. The sound of music is amazing is so much fun to go to theater to enjoy a great act. Doll here is a link with tips for dry skin I posted last Monday you welcome to read for your skin http://tifi11.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-treat-dry-skin.htm

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  4. I have known of this classic but never seen the movie (or show). The story sounds interesting, so I should really watch it at some point soon.

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  5. I haven't seen the movie or show, but would love to go see the show! It seems like an interesting story!

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  6. Would love to see Sound Of Musical on stage, can only imagine how good it must be! Xx


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  7. This looks like so much fun to watch. I love the sound of music. -Hanna Lei

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  8. Goodness, the musical sounds absolutely magical. The Sound of Music was one of the earliest movies I remember watching and to be able to see it on a stage would be such a delight. The costumes look stunning, too!

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  9. Sounds like a great show to see! I never watched the movie as a kid funnily enough, but it's one of those films you end up knowing most of the story (and songs!) from regardless so this would still be a lovely musical to see.


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  10. sounds like a wonderful time

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  11. Oh gosh, I remember this when I was a child! Never seen a musical before but if I ever get the opportunity to watch this, I would do it in a heart beat.

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  12. I think I totally wore out our copy of The Sound of Music soundtrack when I was child cause I loved the movie so much. How cool that you got to see a stage production. The set and costumes look really amazing!

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  13. I would love to see this musical it's been a favorite of mine for many years.
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  14. Great review Glenda! That musical sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  15. I feel so old talking about VCR's but I also had this on reply! It was one of my favorite musicals along with West Side Story. You're so lucky to see the musical in person, the production looks just as magical as the movie.

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  16. omg this brings back memories!!!! the sound of music was so good on video, i can't even imagine as a musical x

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  17. Ah Sonia, lucky you! I grew up with this tale as well, big fan of the movie and I just wish I saw the musical as well, must be so stunning and entertaining, well done! xo

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  18. Oh I love watching musicals!! Never seen the Sound of Music live but I want to now!

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  19. This looks so nice!

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  20. Wow, seems like a great musical!

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  21. Nice one! ;)
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  22. aw i love it
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  23. I have never actually watched the Sound of Music, great post!

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  24. How nice :) I think I'd really appreciate that production!

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  25. I am a huge musical fan, I could live in Broadway =) Nice post !

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  26. Such a n amazing musical, I love it!!!!!
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  27. I know every song in this musical by heart:) I didn't know that there's a current live show. How awesome! If it comes to Toronto, I'll try to bring the kids. I can tell by the pics that the Australian production is great, and so cool u got to attend opening night:) Thanks for sharing this, Sonia.

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    1. I do hope the production makes its way up North to you xx

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  28. Wow! Must have been awesome! I loved the movie as a kid!
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  29. I actually have never seen The Sound Of Music. Maybe partly because it wasn't like a thing in my country and I don't think there even was a musical created here. But I'd love to see it! It looks like an amazing musical to watch :) x

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  30. Very very interesting!

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  31. Aw.. I am a musical fans too.

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  32. This was one of my favorite movies growing up!!! Still love all the songs.

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  33. I LOVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC. It's my favourite movie of all time and I love the production as well. I've been involved in a few productions and I understand how much work is put through. This show looks so grand!

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  34. I LOVED The Sound of Music (the movie) when I was growing up- I could never see it too many times! This production looks amazing!

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  35. I love musicals!
    I saw it in both movie and theatre versions and I've never have enough!
    Beautiful photos!
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  36. I loved musicals growing up. My all time favorite is still My Fair Lady. So neat you got to go!

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  37. I've always loved this story. I'm glad you enjoyed the show!

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  38. I love musicals so so much! Thanks for sharing, it must have been amazing :)

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  39. Looks like a quality productions. It's funny because the hubs had never seen The Sound of Music until last year. He watched it once on a plane and then fell in love with it, lol.

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  40. One of my favourite classic but i need to watch it again as an adult! Great post dear!

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  41. Oh I would love to see a live production of this classic! I still watch the (made for TV) movie version every year and still sing along. I can just imagine the live production being much more powerful and moving. Beautiful post!
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  42. I had a chance to watch the Sound of Music too many years ago & it was certainly impressive. I can watch it again & again! xoxo

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  43. Oh what a wonderful show to see. I love the sound of music. Gemma x
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  44. Amazing scenario - very intresting! Beautiful pictures!

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  45. Haha well would you look at that - we've both just blogged about musicals! Like you, The Sound of Music played a considerable role in my childhood; the songs, the scenes and the characters. What a wonderful opportunity to have seen their opening show :)

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  46. what an experience!! i'd love to see that!!

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  47. This post is absolutely beautiful!


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  48. Looks like a fun play!
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  49. Sounds of Music was one of my favorite too growing up.

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  50. Aw it looks amazing, great pictures! I love your blog too, let me know if you want to follow each other! x

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  51. The sound of music was also one of my favorite childhood movies! I know I still have the boxed VHS set somewhere in my house lol. Sounds like the live production was just as whimsical :)

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  52. That's so cool, love your style!

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  53. Oh I LOVE The Sound Of Music... this looks amazing

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  54. i love the sound of music, i have yet to see it in a play, great post!

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  55. I really love the sound of music! And the musical just looks amazing!

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  56. Oh thank you than you for this..MUSICAL IS MY FAVORITE ..one of my passion ..it touch my heart
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  57. Great post! Sound really good!

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  58. Love musicals!! Looks amazing!
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  59. Woah, sounds like it's a really nice show.
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  61. Wow! What a musical! Love the setting!

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  62. Beautiful post <3
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  63. I am the first to admit that I do not like musicals. However The Sound of Music is an exception . I absolutely love it ... and have dreamed of someday going to Austria, to the VanCamp family home.

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  64. I can imagine you enjoyed this show really especially as you love "The sound of music" since you have been a child. I have to admit that I never saw this musical - and after your post I think this is really a fail ... Thanks for your input :)
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  65. I have to admit, I've never seen the movie or the musical, and am hoping to do so this summer! It's really a classic, and I feel like I'm missing out on a lot by not watching it - though I have seen some other really amazing classic movies!

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  66. Sonia you made me dream! One of my favourite movies and I've been watching it with my daughter too! How much I'd love to attend this musical at theatre! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  67. Wow, they have done an amazing job. Love attention to details. This brings me back to my childhood.
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  68. Magical to say the least! I must have watched it at least a thousand times. I still can't get enough of it. I look forward to seeing this production. Lucky duck you!!!

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  69. The styling and decor of the set is amazing, it looks like a movie. Sounds like it was a delightful to watch too! It was one of my favorites growing up as a kid.

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  70. perfect photos.
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  71. I love this musical!!! *-*
    Amazing pics dear!
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  72. Ah! I love the sound of music. I've seen the show in The Netherlands, and I love it!
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