Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Sound Of Music - Original London Cast 1961 in stereo

DATE: June 1961. This is the London production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's final musical - The Sound of Music which opened on May 18 1961. It was an even bigger hit than its Broadway counterpart running 2385 performances until January 14 1967. This made it the longest running West End production of a Broadway musical which is a record that still stood 30 years later. It was directed by Jerome Whyte and used the original New York choreography, supervised by Joe Layton, and the original sets designed by Oliver Smith. The cast included Jean Bayless as Maria, followed by Sonia Rees, Roger Dann as Captain von Trapp, Constance Shacklock as Mother Abbess, Eunice Gayson as Elsa Schrader, Harold Kasket as Max Detweiler, Barbara Brown as Liesl, Nicholas Bennett as Rolf and Olive Gilbert as Sister Margaretta.

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