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The Sound of Music Launches 2nd Season of International Tour

The season will premiere November 22 in Shanghai, China.

By Molly Higgins

Broadway International Group and Broadway Asia will launch a second season of the international tour of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's The Sound of Music November 22. The production will open at the Bocom New Bund 31 Theater in Shanghai, China, with direction by Tony winner Jack O'Brien.

The tour is led by Natalie Duncan as Maria Rainer and Corey Greenan as Captain Von Trapp, with Corey Bryant as Rolf, Lauren Kidwell as Mother Abbess, Jonathan Wiener as Max, Julia Salatti as Liesl, and Taylor Tveten as Elsa. The Von Trapp children are played by Everett Baumgarten, Pippa Blaylock, Luke Cantu Gutierrez, Avril Kagan, Haddie Mac Wesson, Keenan Moran, Lily Philbrook, and Addyson Tabankin. 

The adult company includes Lily Burka, Elizabeth D’Aiuto, Maddie Eaton, Scott Fuss, Michael Isaac, Dayne Joyner, Hannah Rose Kidwell, Weston LeCrone, Leah Mattfield, Mollie-Claire Matthews, Caroline McKinzie, Marissa O’Donnell, Sabina Petra, Jason Pintar, Travis Poelle, Robert Rice, and Lauren Senden. Casting is by Murnane Casting.

"The Sound of Music has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be," O'Brien says. "But it might be time to look once more, and more closely, at this remarkable work which, I feel, begins to reveal itself as deeper, richer, and more powerful than ever."

The touring company is currently in previews at Zhuhai, China's Jinwan Art Center, before traveling to Shanghai and around the country for the following 30 weeks. 

The Sound of Music, based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, features music and lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.  

The tour features choreography by Danny Mefford, musical supervision by Andy Einhorn, original tour restaging by Matt Lenz, original choreography restaging by James Gray, set design by Douglas Schmidt, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Shannon Slaton. Charlie Yokom conducts an 11-piece touring orchestra. Anthony C. Daniel is associate director, stage managers are Drew Cipollone, Lanie Liu, and Elena Chapman, and company managers are Tony Rex and Lola Bao. 

For more information, visit BroadwayAsia.com

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