Eighteen children from Macau and Hong Kong have been chosen to play the roles of the von Trapp children in “The Sound of Music” when it comes to The Venetian Theatre between December 20, 2017 and January 7, 2018.
Children between 6 and 14 years old with singing, dancing and acting talent were invited to the auditions.
The children were then put through an audition process at The Venetian Macao and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, according to a statement issued by Sands China.
The musical, which has been shown at both Broadway and the West End, is renowned around the world and will run for a limited season at The Venetian Theatre during Christmas and New Year. The successful 18 children will alternate through the performances of the two boys and four girls of the von Trapp family.
Tomos Griffiths, executive creative director of the Entertainment Department of Sands China Ltd. said, “it’s extremely exciting to be able to tap into the talent pool here in Macau and in Hong Kong and give these children the opportunity to perform on stage with seasoned world-class professionals and gain valuable experiences from it.”
“We have found some wonderful young performers and can’t wait for rehearsals to begin to put them through their paces,” he added.
“The Sound of Music” tells the true story of a young Austrian governess who brings music and love into the lives of seven children and their widowed father during the outbreak of the Second World War. Its performances at The Venetian Theatre will be promoted by Chessman Entertainment and The Venetian Macao.
Its musical score includes some of the most memorable songs performed on the stage, including “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, and the title song “The Sound of Music.”