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Saturday, June 13, 2015


( Anthony Stonier)

Anthony Stonier takes a ‘down memory-lane’ meander through the marvellous melodies of one of the most famous composers of all time ... Richard Rodgers in the production The Sound of His Music.

Stonier, who is synonymous with the annual Durban adult panto, is one of KZN's most popular singer/actors who has won Best Male Vocalist at the Durban Theatre Awards three times. This particular show - The Sound of His Music was a hit at The Witness Hilton Arts Festival in September last year with sold-out performances.

Most lovers of musicals will be familiar with Rodgers’ work with Oscar Hammerstein: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Less well-known, however, was his earlier collaboration with another lyricist - Lorenz Hart.

This collaboration produced Jazz Standards such as Blue Moon, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and My Funny Valentine to name but three. The playlist includes Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!, Some Enchanted Evening, Surrey with a Fringe on Top, Hello Young Lovers, Edelweiss and You'll Never Walk Alone.

Adding to the magic of the Seabrooke's season, a different guest performer will join Anthony on stage, for a particular song, at each performance.

The Sound of His Music runs at Seabrooke’s Theatre, Durban High School from June 16 to 21 nightly at 19h00 except for the Sunday performance which takes place at 14h00. Tickets R100 (R80 pensioners and students). Bookings through phone Ailsa / Charlotte of GoingPlacesSA on 083 250 2690. The entrance to DHS is off St Thomas Road, Essenwood.