BRAND NEW VERSION OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC OPENS AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
The timeless musical classic, The Sound of Music, returns to the stage in a brand new production that opens at Leeds Grand Theatre next Monday 20th July and runs for two weeks until Saturday 1st August.
This lavish new staging of the classic musical coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film version; the most successful movie musical in history launched in March 1965, six years after the stage production opened on Broadway. The Sound of Music continues to be favourite today.
Playing the iconic role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Danielle has since played Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End and Narrator inJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Joining the company as Captain von Trapp is much-loved stage and television star Steven Houghton. Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning, Olivier-Award nominated actor Steven has taken on leading roles in Spend Spend Spend, Blood Brothers, White Christmas, Martin Guerre andGrease.
It all began with the story of the Trapp Family Singers and Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, which inspired Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to create a Broadway musical in 1959. The Sound of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.
The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss,My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long, Farewell and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.
The Sound of Music is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 20th July to Saturday 1st August.
Tickets are on sale now priced from £18.50 too £42.
Book online at www.leedsgrandtheatre.com or call box office on 0844 848 2700.