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Sunday, October 2, 2016


(Ralph Lawson, who will direct “Sound of Music”)

The Playhouse Company's Festive Season offering this year to be staged at The Playhouse Opera Theatre is The Sound of Music, which opens on November 24 and will be directed by award-winning theatre director and actor, Ralph Lawson.

This heart-warming production, which features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will see popular stage and television actor, Craig Urbani, take on the role of Captain von Trapp, the Austrian naval captain who employs Maria Rainer to look after his children after the death of his wife. 

The young, musical and tomboyish Maria who becomes a governess to Von Trapp’s seven children and who brings a new love of life and music into the home will be played by one of South Africa’s most dynamic and multi-talented entertainers, Lynelle Kenned (well-known to television viewers as runner-up in Top Billing’s presenter search and now as a presenter of Pasella).

The kindly, understanding Mother Abbess will be played by opera-trained singer, Arline Jaftha, who last impressed Durban audiences in The Playhouse Company’s Easter Concert in March. Jaftha is the Staff Soloist of the Cape Town Opera Company, with whom she has thrilled audiences across the globe.

Liesl Coppin, Frank Graham, Adam Doré, Shelley McLean, Thandulwazi Ncube, Erin Fourie and Alison Cassels are just some of the cast members to be joining this captivating family and its entourage.

Tickets are on offer at a special price for the very first evening performance on November 24 at 19h30. The price of R100 is a never to be repeated offer which is only available through GoingPlacesSA.

Early booking is advised as tickets are limited. Phone 083 250 2690 (office hours Monday to Friday 09h00 to 16h00)