Another chance to win tickets to see Sound of Music at the Guildhall (From This is The West Country)
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Another chance to win tickets to see Sound of Music at the Guildhall
10:48am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
LINES have been learned, songs perfected, the orchestra booked, scenery painted, props organised, costumes sewn, and the sound and lighting are ready to be installed.
Everything’s in place for the opening night of Chard Light Operatic Society’s 50th anniversary show – The Sound of Music.
Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and based on a true story, the show was first performed in 1959, and enjoyed long runs on Broadway and in London’s West End, winning many awards.
The hit musical was made into a film in 1965 and became a blockbuster overnight.
Director Nick Lawrence has worked with CLOS for a number of years and is looking forward to conducting the orchestra in front of enthusiastic audiences.
“Most of the numbers from the show are widely known ”, he told us, “and The Sound of Music appeals to a wide range of ages and musical tastes.”
Leading the cast as Maria is Alex McCallum, whose clear soprano voice is perfect for the role.
Ian Crew epitomises troubled Captain Georg von Trapp with a stern exterior masking deeper emotions, and the eventual chemistry between the pair is electrifying.
CLOS founder-member Helen Webber returns to the stage with a powerful performance as the Mother Abbess, aided by her three ‘senior’ nuns played by Lynda Coles, Vanessa Cross and Becky Larcombe, plus an ‘abbeyful’ of tuneful sisters, novices and postulants.
The children are, of course, the stars of the show with two casts covering the five performances. Their ages range from under five to 15. Most of them already have stage experience and all the children have worked hard to become a musical family von Trapp.
For this special anniversary production CLOS is back at the Guildhall in Chard. The Sound of Music runs from Wednesday, October 17, to Saturday, October 20, with nightly performances at 7.15pm and a matinée on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are on sale at Barron’s in Holyrood Street.
You could win one of TWO pairs of tickets if you can answer this week’s question: What is Captain von Trapp’s first name: A – Georg; B – George; C – Jorge.
Put your answer with your name, address and daytime phone number on a postcard and send it to the Chard & Ilminster News, 3a Fore Street, Chard TA10 1PH, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Entries must be submitted by noon on Monday, October 15. Usual Newsquest competition rules apply. Prize does not include transport.
The winner of a pair of tickets in week’s competition, in which we asked how many von Trapp children there were in The Sound of Music, was Mrs G. Davis, of Redstart Road, Chard. The correct answer was seven.