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”The Sound of Music” to be revived with Gina Beck

Gina Beck in The Sound of Music
Gina Beck in The Sound of Music
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The Sound of Music will be revived at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic will be the third musical to be staged at the venue in the last four years, following Oklahoma! in 2019 and South Pacific in 2021.

Inspired by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp and with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the piece is set in 1930s Austria where a nun acts as governess to seven children. It features songs including “Do-Re-Mi”, “Maria”, “Sixteen Going On Seventeen”, “Something Good” and “The Sound of Music”.

Set to lead the production as Maria (and returning to the venue after her performance as Nellie in South Pacific) is Gina Beck, whose credits also include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. Further casting for the production is to be revealed.

Directed by Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic director Adam Penford, The Sound of Music‘s creative team will include choreographer Lizzi Gee, while the musical supervisor is Gareth Valentine and musical director is Matt Samer. The original orchestrations are by Robert Russell Bennett with orchestral adaptation by Larry Blank, lighting design by Johanna Town, sound design by Paul Groothuis, casting by Natalie Gallacher for Pippa Ailion Casting and children’s casting director Verity Naughton.

The production will be playing in Chichester’s Festival Theatre from 10 July to 3 September.

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