In 2016, AISHK Performing Arts will take to the stage to perform the loved and timeless musical, “The Sound of Music”.
Set in 1930s Austria, this brilliant stage show tells the story of a young girl called Maria, with a religious devotion and a passion for singing, who is struggling to fit into life in a convent. When a nearby household needs a governess, she is sent by the Mother Abbess to look after the children of a widowed naval captain, Georg von Trapp.
Her fun-loving nature and natural creativity soon infect the children and they learn to play and, of course, sing – in contrast to the stern upbringing their father would prefer.
The eldest daughter, Liesl, is in love with the local telegram delivery boy, Rolf, whilst her father is courting a rich Viennese woman, Baroness Schraeder. However, it becomes clear, first to the children and finally to Maria herself, that the Captain is really in love with her.
Meanwhile, Nazism and the eventual occupation of Austria by Germany is casting a shadow over all their lives. The Captain is fiercely patriotic and cannot agree with the B
aroness, or his friend Max, about giving in to the inevitable German takeover.
As the family’s predicament becomes more dangerous, Max finds a way out and persuades the Captain to sing with his family at the Salzburg music festival, during which they escape, pursued by soldiers.
With its unforgettable score, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!
Follow the progress of the show at www.instagram.com/aishkpresents.