Sound of Music bids ‘So Long, Farewell’
The spotlight is on Mother Abbess as she belts out "Climb Every Mountain", while Maria, Captain Georg von Trapp, and the Trapp kids are escaping through the Alps. This dramatic scene is what more than 131,000 people have seen before the curtain call of every show. It will be seen for the last time Sunday, May 27, as Resorts World Manila's The Sound of Music culminates with its 128th show.
If you haven’t seen The Sound of Music, you’d best be heading down to the RWM box office right now. The longest-running Filipino production of a Broadway musical is on its last weekend of shows, and you do not want to regret having missed it.
Damon Brooks of Broadway Asia says seeing the show was worth every second of a 32-hour trip to the Philippines, among so many rave reviews. Originally slated for an October to December run last year, Resorts World Manila’s production of The Sound of Music has been extended several times due to public demand. But come May 27, the von Trapps will be bidding “So Long, Farewell” for the last time in this production.
Don’t miss the performances of some of the Philippines’ best theater actors, led by Joanna Ampil and CrisVillonco as Maria; Audie Gemora, Jon Joven and Ariel Rivera as Captain von Trapp; and joined by Pinky Marquez, Sheila Francisco, Jenny Villegas, Pinky Amador, Sheila Valderama, Miguel Faustmann, Robbie Guevara, Leo Martinez, Debraliz, Tanya Manalang and Marvin Ong, among others.
Don’t miss the heartwarming story, the beautiful music and lyrics of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and the stellar cast, brought together in a unique staging under the direction of Roxanne Lapus. Making use of the Newport Performing Arts Theater’s LED wall, which is touted as the biggest in Asia, The Sound of Music puts the live stage action amidst striking sets by Mio Infante and a stunning video background produced by Paul Soriano. Add Francis Libiran’scostumes and music by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Roel Colmenar, and you have not just a fine example of theater art, but a completely absorbing piece of entertainment.
The Sound of Music plays at 8 pm on Fridays and at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.