Dubai producer to present hit musical
Dubai, October 23, 2011
Popular Productions, a leading producer of hit shows in Dubai, has announced the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound of Music.
The musical will run at the First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai from November 12 to 18.
The show is back by popular demand after its record breaking sell out season earlier this year, a statement said.
Considered by many to be the best-loved and most successful movie musical in history, The Sound of Music took home five Oscars, including Best Picture. Its soundtrack stands in history as the best selling musical of all time going Platinum more than 12 times.
Its landmark score includes some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook including “My Favourite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do Re Mi,” "The Lonely Goatherd", “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title song.
Based on a true story, The Sound Of Music recalls the touching and dramatic memories of Maria and the Von Trapp family, and their struggle to freedom as their homeland of Austria faces up to Nazi conversion, just prior to the Second World War.
The production features lavish costumes, a sumptuous set and stars a cast of over fifty with the best in West End and UAE talent.
“We are delighted to present this much loved musical for another run at the First Group Theatre, Dubai. It was so wonderfully received in April and we have been inundated with requests from the UAE audiences to bring it back,” said producers Lucy Magee and John Payton.
“The Sound Of Music really is one the best written and most memorable musicals of all time and is perfect for all audiences. We are delighted to have such a talented cast which includes some new faces to the production from London’s West End and from here in Dubai alongside our excellent returning creative team.”
“We look forward to bringing this entertaining, moving and memorable production to Dubai again for this strictly limited special farewell season of nine performances,” they added. – TradeArabia News Service