Extending the upcoming Australian tour of The Sound of Music, Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have confirmed that The Sound of Music will be headed to Adelaide starting August 2016. Tickets to the Adelaide run at the Festival Theatre will go on sale starting Monday 26 October via The Sound of Music website and Bass.
The Adelaide season will follow legs in Sydney (Capitol Theatre – December 2015), Brisbane (QPAC Lyric Theatre – March 2016) and Melbourne (Regent Theatre – May 2016).
In The Sound of Music, Amy Lehpamer (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Once, The Rocky Horror Show) will take on the lead role as Maria Rainer, while Cameron Daddo (Legally Blonde, Big River) will fill the shoes Captain Georg von Trapp. This duo will be 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, David James (Playschool, Avenue Q) as Max Detweiler, Stefanie Jones (Once) as Liesl and newcomer Du Toit Bredenkamp as Rolf. The Sound of Music’s ensemble cast will include Johanna Allen (Sister Sophia), Eleanor Blythman (Sister Margaretta), Sophie Cheeseman, Colin Dean, William Groucutt, Stephen Madsen, Dominica Matthews (Sister Berthe), Katie McKee, Kathleen Moore, Ashleigh Rubenach and Sophie Weiss. There will also be a number of child roles, with auditions presumably going to take place closer to launch.
The Sound of Music – Official Synopsis
Inspired by the lives of the actual von Trapp family, The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, a fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria. It features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on stage, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and the title song, The Sound of Music.