By Steph Heath
Crewe Amateur Musical Society present The Sound of Music, at Crewe’s historic Lyceum Theatre this week, 28th April – 2nd May 2015
The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year, so the timing for this particular production could not be better.
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, it is set amidst the horrors of World War II and tells the tale of young Maria Rainer. Appointed by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of set rules and regulations, to one filled with joy, laughter and music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts not only of the children but also their widower father, Captain Von Trapp. Maria and the Captain eventually marry. However upon returning home from their honeymoon, they learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, The story then goes on to tell how the family manage to flee to safety over the hills of Switzerland.
This CAMS production will feature a talented local cast which includes Charlotte Platt as Maria, Robert Earl as Captain Von Trapp, Joyce Walker as the Mother Abbess, Linda Race as Elsa Schraeder and Kevin Whitfield as Max Detweiler.
The Sound of Music will delight theatre goers of all ages, and features many well-known songs such as ‘Climb Every Mountain’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and of course, the title song ‘The Sound of Music’.
The show runs nightly, starting at 7.15 pm with a matinee at 2.15 pm on Saturday. Tickets are priced at £15 and can be obtained from Crewe Lyceum Theatre box office on 01270 368242 or via the theatre’s web site www.crewelyceum.co.uk
Photographs courtesy of Crewe Amateur Musical Society.