Society Announces a Much Loved Classic

Devonport Choral Society is excited to announce their next major musical production, one of the world’s favourite musicals – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

Loved by adults and children of all ages, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final musical collaboration features such well-known favourites as “Climb Every Mountain”, “Edelweiss”, “My Favourite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi” and of course, “The Sound of Music”.

The production will be directed by Dr Emil Djakic, with musical direction by Dominique Baker and Brett Budgeon and additional choreography by Elizabeth Viney.

While the songs and the characters will be familiar to many, this production promises to have a very fresh look and feel with all new sets and a vibrant local cast.

The Devonport Choral Society has gained a reputation for very high quality musical theatre in the last few years and has most recently presented less mainstream productions like Bad Girls, Urinetown and Sweeney Todd.  The return to a classic like The Sound of Music will again showcase the versatility of the company and local performers.

“To get to work as a Director for Devonport Choral on The Sound of Music is really exciting. This show is a rich drama supported by a fabulous musical score. I would hope to bring a new generation of musical theatre audiences in to contact with the tension, joy and love that The Sound of  Music celebrates so well on stage”, Dr Djakic said.

An information session, children’s workshop and auditions will be held in November.  Additional information will be released on the Society’s website as details are confirmed.

Important dates (times tba)
Information Session – Friday 16 November
Children’s Workshop – Saturday 24 November
Auditions – Friday 30 November, Saturday 1 December & Sunday 2 December
Season – Friday 17 May – Saturday 1 June 2013

An Audition Information Kit will be published on this website by the end of October.

Audition registrations will be taken from the evening of the Information Session.

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