THE SOUND OF MUSIC AT MCC
With three sold out shows of the all-time family classic last October, The Sound of Music will once again be returning to the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on the 15th and 16th April, 2017.
With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, this musical needs no introduction, with popular songs such as Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Climb Every Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd and many others.
The story is based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as a governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun or not. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He’s then ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children.
This production is being produced by Grapevine Music, together with the Mediterranean Conference Centre and is directed by Ray Mangion, with musical direction by Maestro Paul Abela, and the executive producer is David Borg. The cast includes fifty singers and actors which include Dorothy Bezzina who will interpret the iconic role of Maria, Roger Tirazona as Captain Von Trapp, Stephania Grech as Mother Abbess, as well as Joseph Pavia, Nikki Farrugia, Ryan Paul Abela, Mariosa Pavia, Sarah Muscat, Michela Galea, Joe Tanti, Andrew Barberi, Stefan Scerri and Miriana Pavia, and two groups of children, ranging from the ages of sixteen to six, who’ll be playing the parts of the Von Trapp children, as well as many others. They will be accompanied by a live orchestra composed of 23 musicians under the baton of Maestro Paul Abela.
Performances will be held on the 15th April at 3pm and 8pm as well as the 16th April at 8pm. Ticket prices start from €20 and can be purchased here, or by calling the Booking Office at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on 25595750. Children from the age of six upwards are allowed in the theatre.