The Sound Of Music at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

We went to see the Sound of Music as you recommended in your #BrumHour review and it was magnificent…… Thanks for your review as we had a fantastic night out at a Birmingham theatre the Alex…..but why oh why wasn’t the show as one of musical theatres best known and loved shows…marketed better ? The first we heard of it was when we read your #BrumHour review!

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by Julie Wallis

The Sound Of Music at New Alexandra Theatre

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound Of Music is at The New Alexandra theatre all this week and it is wonderful!

The story of Maria the singing governess to the seven Von Trapp children, who use their time in a concert to escape the Nazis is probably well known to everyone. The three hour movie is shown almost every Christmas. Last night’s performance did not last three hours, but it does stay true to the film.

Sound of Music photo by Pamela Raith Sound of Music photo by Pamela Raith

This stage version starts with Maria singing The Sound Of Music, ends with the Von Trapp children singing So Long, Farewell and includes Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things, The Lonely Goatherd and a very powerful Climb Every Mountain. I loved it!

Staring Lucy O’Byrne in the role…

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