The Sound of Music

Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 January 2020

Following their 2019 sell-out success with My Fair Lady, next week local amateur dramatic group Cambridge Operatic Society (CaOS) revive the beloved musical The Sound of Music, in a sparkling new production.

Mark Turnbull, director of CaOS’ My Fair Lady, returns to lead a multi-talented local cast in what is arguably the world’s favourite musical. The creative team also includes Musical Director Lucas Elkin and choreographer Kathie Pugh.

‘One of the most memorable shows to come to the Arts Theatre in recent years’
CAMBRIDGE EDITION (on My Fair Lady 2019)

Austria, 1938. Join the free-spirited, life-loving Maria as she leaves Salzburg’s nunnery Nonnberg Abbey to tutor the seven von Trapp children. Teaching them how to sing becomes the catalyst for a new way of life for the children and for their strict father, the widowed Captain von Trapp, to understand what is truly important in life.

With characters as joyful and fresh as mountain air, and featuring much loved songs such as DoRe-Mi, My Favourite Things and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, you’ll never forget The Sound of Music!

‘Brilliant sets, wonderful orchestra, lovely dancing, what’s really not to adore about this gorgeous production of a classic from 1950s American musical theatre’
CAMBRIDGE CRITIQUE (on My Fair Lady 2019)

CaOS are an award-winning amateur musical theatre company established in 1910. CaOS have staged an annual production on the Arts Theatre stage for many years, recent examples include My Fair Lady, Annie, Sister Act, Oklahoma! and Oliver!.

The Sound of Music is a stage musical composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, based on the story ‘The Trapp Family Singers’ by Maria von Trapp which was originally published in 1949. The original Broadway production opened in 1959 and won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

In 1965 the musical was adapted and released globally as an American musical film, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film won a host of awards, including 5 Academy Awards, 2 Golden Globes. The film is now listed with BFI as one of the greatest American movies of all time, as well as the fourth greatest movie musical.