The Sound of Music
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Childrens Team 1
Childrens Team 2
THE Lights, er…hills are alive with the sound of music.
A popular am-dram choice means I am on number three so far this year and know the original like the back of my hand, so what surprised me was Ann Sinclair’s interpretation of Maria: feisty, warm and bubbly – not like the original but perhaps even better. Paired with Martin Noke as Captain Von Trapp, the show took off.
All the principals were believable, sang well and made the parts their own, from the graceful Fraulein Schrader (Kizzy Romer-Lee) and cheeky Uncle Max (Paul Marsh) to the lively Von Trapp children.
The flow was interrupted occasionally by set changes and musical fillers by the talented orchestra and often by the noisy matinee audience but the cast reclaimed the show whenever they hit the stage. The set, costumes, lighting and sound fitted the bill.
Edelweiss may haunt my dreams but the quality of this production means I’m not jaded…yet!
By Rebecca Case - Southern Daily Echo
ONCE again the newly renamed Andover Musical Theatre Company, sponsored by Advent Print Group, have come together to put on a spectacular family show, Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music.
Upon arrival the audience were greeted by a stunning set made up of a striking portico façade, and what followed can only be described as an entertaining and heart-warming evening of high quality musical theatre. Everything from the small orchestra, to the lighting and costumes was of a near professional standard.
Ann Sinclair was well cast as Maria, performing every song to vocal perfection, making it difficult to believe that this was her first leading role with the Company. Headstrong yet warm and friendly, she shared some lovely scenes with the children, and the romantic moments with the domineering Captain Von Trapp (Martin Noke) were tender and sweet.
Martin Noke, also in his first leading role, was convincing as Von Trapp. A capable actor, he demonstrated both sides of the Captains character, and he delivered a moving rendition of Edelweiss.
Another debut performance from Kizzy Romer-Lee as Elsa Schraeder brought some extra sparkle to the less familiar songs in the show, and together with Paul Marsh’s flamboyant Max Detweiler, added a touch of comedy to proceedings.
But the real stars of this production were, inevitably, the seven Von Trapp children. The principal cast were supported by the excellent young cast of 6-15 year olds, who sang each of the famous songs with contagious enthusiasm. From the youngest Gretl who definitely had the ‘cute’ factor, to the sixteen-going on-seventeen Catherine Graham-Evans who was perfectly naïve as Liesl, each of them were equally engaging and performed brilliantly.
The Andover Musical Theatre Company, which became a registered charity last year, have delivered yet another thoroughly entertaining performance, showcasing a wealth of talent from the local area.
Everyone involved should be proud to be part of a remarkable production.
Carol Robinson confirmed as Director of
The Sound of Music!
Musical Director : Neil Streeter
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - LAUNCH
Director, Carol Robinson will be introducing the show to anyone interested in taking part, on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm, St Micheals Church Hall, Colebrook Way, Andover.
We are always looking for new people to join the society and what better time to join than for this exciting production!
Men are particularly in demand, but everyone will be welcomed with open arms. Whether you want to perform on stage, help with our front of house team or assist backstage, there is something for eveybody at Andover Musical Theatre Company.
For more information about Sound of Music Auditions CLICK HERE
To register your interest in auditioning please email our Production Manager Denyse Coles
To find out more about becoming a member please take a look at our "Join Us" pages
To get in touch please email our Membership Manager - Ann Sinclair
We will be auditioning children to take part in "The Sound of Music" later this year.
To register your interest please email our Production Manager Denyse Coles