From the company that brought you the box office smash hits Les Misérables, We Will Rock You and Pricilla, Queen of the Desert, Ballarat Lyric Theatre, celebrating their 60th anniversary & for the first time since 1974, proudly produce the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music.
The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. Many songs from the musical have become standards, including “Edelweiss”, “My Favourite Things”, “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II.
The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry. Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain Von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.
Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”
Rodgers Cast Hammerstein Cast
Taya Thiele Dana Reynolds
Ashton van Raaphorst Elijah van Raaphorst
Mia Farrah Matilda Jones
Johnathan Webster Liam Murphy
Violet Jones Anna Reynolds
Gracie Bridges Zoe Reynolds
Scarlett Sheludko Kira Lewis
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Date & Time
Friday 30th June @ 7.30pm | RODGERS
Saturday 1st July @ 7.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Sunday 2nd July @1.30pm | RODGERS
Sunday 2nd July @7.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Tuesday 4th July @ 7.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Wednesday 5th July @ 7.30pm | RODGERS
Thursday 6th July @ 7.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Friday 7th July @ 7.30pm | RODGERS
Saturday 8th July @ 1.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Saturday 8th July @ 7.30pm | RODGERS
Sunday 9th July @1.30pm | HAMMERSTEIN
Adult $60Concession $54 Child $40 Family $180 Group 6 $54
This event will be held at the Civic Hall Ballarat.