Stage Play Review : The Sound of Music

"Relive the Drama of the Greatest Story for the Love of Music"


The night was filled with excitement for that was the first time to set foot on Resorts World Manila and I was there to watch the heartwarming production and an offering of the Resorts World Manila entitled "The Sound of Music." I haven’t read the book or seen this play in a movie that’s why I have no idea on what’s the plot or the story of this play. Sorry guys but that is the truth. I am just excited because this is my first experience at Resorts World Manila.


The Sound of Music (1959) is a musical by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The Sound of Music tells of how Maria Rainer’s love for music and singing sees her dispatched from the convent to become a governess for the seven children of the stern widower Captain Georg Von Trapp.

I never thought that I knew many songs of this musical that have become standards like the song "The Sound of Music", "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and "Do-Re-Mi". These are the songs I am singing when I was a child but I never thought that they are original songs from this stage play.





There is so much to admire in this production. The entire cast is blessed with fine singing voices, and the show has a great deal of singing. The story and characters still works, though, as does the wonderful musical score. This stage play maximized the wide stage of RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT). This play also used state of the art designs and technologies. This is the one play that anyone who cares about live drama should see.

This lovely production with nuanced individual performances of this lovely play by the Resorts World Manila is truly a world-class!

4 comments:

Based on the pictures, i don't think the stage or even the play trully is "World Class." if you have watched the AMERICAN IDIOT or even the SPRING AWAKENING, this one is hopeless...

St Jimmy
October 21, 2011 at 6:02 AM comment-delete

my kids and i really LOVE the Sound of Music.. a real classic..

by the way, do you mind checking out on The Dishonest Applicant?

kim
October 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM comment-delete

I want to watch this play!

October 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM comment-delete

hi i would want to borrow your photos for a school project, would it be ok? and could i get your name so that i could cite you? :) -camille

January 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM comment-delete