'The Sound of Music' was the final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein and is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The musical tells the tale of a former nun, who leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of a wealthy Austrian widower.
"This production is going to be a knockout," says Trish. "Adults will be transported back to their childhood as they hear the golden sounds of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beautiful score and a new generation will have their eyes opened to The Sound of Music."
Experienced actress Claire McEvoy takes on the lead role of Maria and is joined by Kimberly Clark as Captain Georg Von Trapp. Many would remember Claire as Polly from 42nd Street and Kim has played a variety of roles on stage Trekky Monster – Avenue Q as well as lead roles in The Boy from Oz and The Producers as well as being widely known as a music director for various companies in Adelaide.
Leading the soaring voices of the nuns are Marcia Seebohm (Mother Abbess), Wendy Rayner (Sister Berthe), Megan Doherty (Sister Margaretta) and Lucy Trewin (Sister Sophia).
The cast of children is also equally talented with Kate Price playing the coveted role of Leisl. "We had 130 children audition and have been able to make up two teams that are the cream of the crop," says Trish.