'The Sound Of Music' Is Coming To KL & You Can Buy Your Tickets Now!

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This article has been updated with ticket details.

The hills are alive as the world's most beloved musical The Sound Of Music makes its way to Istana Budaya this year!

For the first time ever, Malaysia will be hosting the highly acclaimed original production of The Sound Of Music this December. Produced by Broadway International Group, Simone Genatt, and Marc Routh, the musical will be held in Singapore in November then head to Kuala Lumpur the following month to perform at Istana Budaya.

Directed by three-time Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Jack O'Brien, The Sound Of Music is one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time, earning itself five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Show Album.

The musical even inspired the beloved film starring Julie Andrews, which won five Oscar Awards, including Best Picture, and was ranked as one of the highest grossing movies of all time.

Now, there's even an opportunity to take part in it. The Sound Of Music producers are looking for 18 children in Malaysia to play roles of the six younger von Trapp children in three separate casts!

Children who wish to audition are expected to sing in English and have a good level of skill in acting, singing (including harmonies), and dancing.

They will also need to fulfil the following criteria to perform in the musical:

Auditions will be held at Dominus Arts Venue at Wangsa Maju – Grand Hall on 28 and 29 June for these roles. Those aged between six and 14 are invited to register via an online form here where further details can be found. 

Candidates must be physically present for the auditions on 28 and 29 June at Dominus Arts Venue at Wangsa Maju – Grand Hall and must be available for all rehearsals and performances as listed on the registration site. All ethnicities and nationalities are welcome.

This will be the first international musical following the pandemic hiatus after overwhelming response from previous musical The Phantom of the Opera in Malaysia back in 2019

The Sound of Music musical features some of the most unforgettable songs ever heard on stage and screen, including My Favourite ThingsDo-Re-Mi, EdelweissSixteen Going on SeventeenThe Lonely Goatherd, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and the title song The Sound of Music. 

Tickets are now on sale. You can get them here.

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The Phantom of the Opera blew its audience away when it came to Malaysia in 2019. Here are a couple of backstage interviews we had with its cast:

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