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Musical (1959)


Musique: Richard Rodgers
Paroles: Oscar Hammerstein II
Livret: Howard Lindsay • Russel Crouse

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Victoria Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 1 an 1 mois
Nombre : 451 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 17 août 1981
Première : lundi 17 août 1981
Dernière : samedi 18 septembre 1982
Mise en scène : John Fearnley
Chorégraphie : Ronald Hynd
Avec : Petula Clark (Maria), Michael Jayston (Captain von Trapp), Honor Blackman (Elsa), John Bennett (Max Detweiler), June Bronhill (Mother Abbess), Paul Shearstone (Rolf), Patricia Conti (Sister Margaret)
Commentaires : In 1981, at producer Ross Taylor's urging, Petula Clark agreed to star in a revival of the show at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End. Michael Jayston played Captain von Trapp, Honor Blackman was the Baroness and June Bronhill the Mother Abess. Despite Clark's misgivings that, at age 49, she was too old to play the role convincingly, Clark opened to unanimous rave reviews (and the largest advance sale in the history of British theatre at that time). Maria von Trapp herself, present at the opening night performance, described Clark as "the best" Maria ever. Clark extended her initial six-month contract to thirteen months. Playing to 101 percent of seating capacity, the show set the highest attendance figure for a single week (October 26–31, 1981) of any British musical production in history (as recorded in The Guinness Book of Theatre).
This was the first stage production to incorporate the two additional songs ("Something Good" and "I Have Confidence") that Richard Rodgers composed for the film version.
The cast recording of this production was the first to be recorded digitally, but, as of 2008, the recording has not been released on compact disc.


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