Get lost in the…Sound of Music!

Apr 4, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

When the dog bites, when the bee stings… when we’re feeling sad, we simply remember The Sound of Music is back in Jozi – and then we don’t feel so bad! Hello Joburgers, it’s time to get your song on with The Sound of Music at The Teatro in Montecasino for the whole month of April!

It’s one of those musical ‘must-see’s’ in your lifetime, not only so you can sound smart in arty circles but also because it’s such a human story. Based on the memoir by Maria von Trapp, the play tells the story of a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun.

She ends up as the governess to a retired naval officer and his seven children. As with all families that come with challenges and hardships, she infuses love and light into their lives with incredible music. It’s an all-South African cast and the sound-track is epic!

The 411 so you can sound even smarter at your next dinner party: The film was released on March 2, 1965 in the United States, initially as a limited roadshow theatrical release. Although critical response to the film was widely mixed, the film was a major commercial success, becoming the number one box office movie after four weeks, and the highest-grossing film of 1965!

By November 1966, The Sound of Music had become the highest-grossing film of all-time—surpassing Gone with the Wind—and held that distinction for five years. The film was just as popular throughout the world, breaking previous box-office records in twenty-nine countries. Following an initial theatrical release that lasted four and a half years, and two successful re-releases, the film sold 283 million admissions worldwide and earned a total worldwide gross of $286,000,000.

Get your tickets now! You’ve got no excuses – you’re not missing this show!

Where: Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

When: 31 March to 29 April

Cost: From R150 to R500


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