The cast singing 'A Few of My Favourite Things'. Picture: Catherine Ann Kotze

The eponymous, well-loved musical, arguably the world’s most popular production ever created, The Sound of Music, opens on May 6 in Cape Town. And Capetonians of all ages, young and old, families, lovers, friends and simply fans, are urged to get off their winter couches and come to the theatre to get a spoil and enjoy the enduring magic of this all-time favourite.

Most people are familiar with the 1965 iconic film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It scooped a whopping five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music is the most successful movie musical in history.

Since the turn of the 21st century, The Sound of Music has stood testimony to time, leading to major productions around the world. 

Carmen Pretorius as Maria with the Von Trapp family. Picture: Catherine Ann Kotze

This lavish production, presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group, tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable sing-along, foot-tapping score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage. They including “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. 

The latest production which comes hot of the heals from full-houses at Montecasino in Johannesburg, featuring an all-star South African cast back from their international tour. Playing Captain von Trapp is Andre Schwartz and Maria is performed by the Carmen Pretorius, both star-studded performers who travelled with the show overseas.

"Amazing; a triumph; a must-see; definitely one of my favourite things; a production that enchants yet another generation”; these are just a few of the rave reviews that have lauded the production. 

Don’t miss it! It’s on at the Artscape until until May 27 and bookings are with Computicket.