The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, premieres in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Istana Budaya from 27 December 2022 until 15 January 2023 with a brand-new international production.
This highly acclaimed original production tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changed the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music and culminating the family’s flight across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.
The original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Show Album, and was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s biggest success. The 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most popular movies of all time.
Team AFT finds this delightful production very apt to lifting the mood of people in Asia Pacific in a post-pandemic climate. As such, our team will be promoting this show as a part of Asia Fitness Today’s efforts to inspire people through the arts in song and dance.
A truly international and local production
Earlier this year in June, show presenter Base Entertainment and its producer Broadway International and local Malaysian rehearsal partner Dominus Arts Venue went in search for aspiring young talents from all walks of life. Out of the 400 children that attended the auditions, 18 outstanding girls and boys (six children cast in three rosters) from Malaysia were chosen for the opportunity of a lifetime to play the roles of the six younger von Trapp children: Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl.
In addition to the involvement of local young talent, over 100 Malaysians are involved in the international production by Broadway, working in all areas of lights, stage, coordination and food for the production, the hills are very much alive for the performing arts industry in Malaysia with this production!
An all-American cast includes Trevor Martin plays Captain von Trapp, Annie Sherman is Elsa Schraeder, Jill-Christine Wiley is Maria Rainer with Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess and Lauren O’Brien as Liesl.
The Sound of Music International Tour is directed by three-time Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Jack O’Brien, choreographed by Danny Mefford and music supervised by Andy Einhorn.
The musical is produced by Broadway International Group, Simone Genatt and Marc Routh, and presented in Malaysia and Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia.
Let the hills fill your heart with The Sound of Music!
Southeast Asia Tour
- Singapore: November 16 – December 18, 2022
- Kuala Lumpur: December 23, 2022 – January 15, 2023
- Taiwan: January 16 – February 26, 2023
- Philippines: March 7 – March 26, 2023
Malaysian Ticketing Promotions:
- RM250* CELEBRATION TICKET (applicable to 29 Dec – 1 Jan except 31 Dec 3pm)
- Discounts* exclusively for Malaysia Airlines Enrich Members
- Discounts* exclusively for Maybank Cardmembers
- RM199* Student Tix
- Group of 4 Saver*
For ticketing and booking enquiries, visit this link from your desktop or laptop: https://premier.ticketcharge.com.my/shows/show.aspx?sh=TSMUSIC22&fbclid=IwAR2pOyFCLrmalEQDRhPYnb7i-L9aaXNLOiHqrGhfryoM6O9nrTVT7zJ655A
*Terms and conditions apply.
Note: The Sound of Music is a musical is based on a 1949 fiction novel by von Trapp, titled ‘The Story of the Trapp Family Singers’ and scenes including a chapel, nuns and Nazis do not infer nor claim historical authenticity or accuracy in terms of the names of the places, characters, sequence of events. The presenter, producer, artists and any other persons associated with the musical do not intend to malign, defame, slander, hurt or be disrespectful to any person(s), place, region, country, religion, community or individual(s) or religious sentiment(s), beliefs or feelings of any person(s).
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