The brand new international production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC finally opens in Manila! Presented by Broadway International Group, Broadway Asia, AMA Group of Companies, and in association with GMG Productions, the show will run for a strictly limited season from 7 to 26 March at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati. This is the third stop of the international tour after having played successful runs in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
“We are delighted to applaud the universal power of this Broadway musical with Filipino audiences,” Simone Genatt and Marc Routh, Co-Founders and Producers of Broadway Asia International Group said in a joint statement. “We are excited to present our international company of talented performers, musicians, and technicians. The Sound of Music is a timeless classic which reminds us all that we must always ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’!”
The tour highlights the original creative work of three-time Tony Award® winning director Jack O’Brien, Broadway choreographer Danny Mefford, and Musical Supervision by Andy Einhorn as well as an established award-winning Broadway creative, design, and production team.
The Sound of Music stars Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer, Trevor Martin as Captain von Trapp, Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess, Joshua La Force as Max,
and Lauren O’Brien as Liesl, and joining the Touring company for the Manila season are Filipino talents Karylle Tatlonghari as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder and Markki Stroem as Rolf. The Von Trapp children starring in the musical will join the company for the first time during the Manila 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 reintroducing them to music, and culminating the family’s flight across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.
One of the most popular Broadway musicals in the international marketplace, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is celebrating its 65th birthday in 2024, having won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the GRAMMY Award for Best Show Album, for its original run. It has since entertained generations of audiences in live productions across the world, as has the classic film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, which won five Oscar Awards, including Best Picture.
The international tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is presented by Broadway International Group, Broadway Asia, AMA Group of Companies, in association with GMG Productions.
The Manila season is supported by BPI, Seda Residences Makati, Ayala Malls and Alveo.