Harrogate Operatic Players present “The Sound Of Music”

Harrogate Operatic Players present “The Sound Of Music” at the Harrogate Theatre from Tuesday 20th March to Saturday 24th March, evening performances at 7.30pm & a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm.

Musicals don’t come more sentimental or uplifting than “The Sound Of Music”, with familiar songs that come tripping off the tongue like “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favourite Things” & “Edelweiss”. The musical was a Broadway & West End smash, but the blockbuster film starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer broke box-office records & the soundtrack album of the film was one of the best sellers of 1965. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic remains a family favourite, & 30 years on from their own sell-out success with the show, Harrogate Operatic Players are proud to be presenting the show again, this time at the beautiful Harrogate Theatre.

The Players were founded in 1924, & in recent years have presented musicals such as “Fiddler On The Roof” & “Hello Dolly” to great acclaim, & also regularly present a cabaret style show, “Serenade”.

“The Sound Of Music”, produced by Mike Kirkby, stars Catherine Bonello as Maria-she is thrilled to play the role in this, her all-time favourite show. Catherine, pictured with guitar, is hardly off-stage throughout, but is completely absorbed in the Austrian setting of the show-she loves Salzburg & the Austrian countryside.

Christine Littlewood plays the Mother Abbess, who understands Maria’s feelings when Maria falls in love with Captain Von Trapp. Christine, also pictured , played Maria 30 years ago in the Players’ last production of “The Sound Of Music”.

The production also stars Darren Roberts , who plays the gruff Captain Von Trapp who falls for Maria’s charms.

2 teams of local children play the Von Trapp singing children-they are all excited to be taking part, & have been busy learning their lines & their dance moves in readiness for opening night.

Tickets are available from the Harrogate Theatre Box Office, Tel 01423 502116, & online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk , but please note that the Saturday Matinee has now sold out & the Friday & Saturday evening performances are filling up quickly!

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  1. Brilliant! My daughter’s and I thoroughly enjoyed this ‘feel good’ polished performance! Well done to everybody involved and Thank you for making our evening!

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