The second international musical theatre to perform at the Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre in Jakarta following the theatre’s “inauguration” by Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast earlier that year. After the (complimentary) platinum ticket for Beauty and the Beast, I ended up buying the cheapest seat this time. The Sound of Music in Jakarta featured performers from the London (West End) cast. The shows ran from 6 to 11 October 2015. I went to the evening show on 8 which was weekday and thus cheaper than the weekend’s ticket. *sigh*

The cast was excellent. Janelle Visagie’s Mother Abbess even managed to received longer and louder applause from the audience than that for the other cast. And I think the stage props were much more fascinating than those used in Beauty and the Beast.

As The Sound of Music toured the city, the theatre began announcing that Shrek: The Musical was up next. I just hoped that someday they would bring Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables to Jakarta.

“The Sound of Music”
(Andrew Lloyd Webber & David Ian & the Really Useful Group production)
Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre, Jakarta

8 October 2015 evening
Maria: Carmen Pretorius
Captain Von Trapp: Mark Rayment
Mother Abbess: Janelle Visagie
The children: Carly Thoms (Liesl), Arash Buana (Friedrich), Melia Jost (Louisa), Jack Kempson (Kurt), Robyn Ashwood (Brigitta), Nancy Allsop (Marta), Bronte Walshe (Gretl)

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