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The Sound of Music Live (2015)

An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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Russel Crouse (book), Howard Lindsay (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kara Tointon ... Maria
Julian Ovenden ... Captain Georg von Trapp
Alexander Armstrong ... Max Detweiler
Maria Friedman ... Mother Abess
Katherine Kelly ... Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Martha Otterburn Martha Otterburn ... Gretl von Trapp
Mel Giedroyc ... Frau Schmidt
Paul Copley ... Franz
Evelyn Hoskins Evelyn Hoskins ... Liesl Von Trapp
Jon Tarcy ... Rolf Gruber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irene Alano Irene Alano ... Nun Ensemble
Jemma Alexander ... Party and Concert Ensemble
Keisha Amponsa Banson Keisha Amponsa Banson ... Nun Ensemble
Norma Atallah ... Sister Berthe
Julie Atherton Julie Atherton ... Sister Margaretta
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An apprentice nun tasked with caring for the children of a retired naval officer finds herself falling in love with him as the Nazi invasion of Austria looms on the horizon.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sound of Music Live See more »

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Trivia

This is not the first time Julie Atherton, who plays Sister Margaretta, has appeared in a musical as a nun; she also played Sister Mary Robert in the UK tour of 'Sister Act'. See more »

Goofs

As Maria and the children collapse into a sofa after singing the Do-Re-Mi song, the front of a camera can be seen moving into the room from the main hallway at the left side of the screen. The next video shot of the group is taken by that camera. See more »

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Version of The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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A million times better than the American version!
30 May 2016 | by n-freemanhrSee all my reviews

'The Sound of Music' is my all time favourite film and I have watched it countless times. In addition, I have seen several theatre productions and this was up there with the best. Those who compare this to the film and contrast actors' choices in portraying their parts are missing the point - this is not intended to be a remake of the film. Of course different actors will bring their own personality to the role - it would be merely a pointless rip-off if they tried to imitate every nuance of the film. Julian Ovenden seems to have been particularly subject to criticism but I think he captures the emptiness that the Captain's life has had since losing his wife, and also his cold and distant nature which warms gradually with Maria's influence. The staging of the Laendler dance between Maria and the Captain was stunning as the background characters slowed down for certain sections. Also, the 2 songs of the stage version sung by Elsa and Max were brilliant comic relief. Overall, I thought this was brilliant all round. I'm so glad that it was different from the film otherwise it would be just a replica which could never live up to the original. Don't try to see it as being a would-be replacement for the film, rather as being an independent version in a different medium that we can treasure alongside the film and other productions. For critics, I suggest you definitely avoid the American version of 'The Sound of Music Live' as that truly had acting that was unconvincing and wooden.


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