Following its long list of successful children events,and after the Massive Success of:
– Oui Oui et Mr. Le Magicien, La Belle et La Bete,Barney’s Musical Castle live Show, Hello Kitty’s “Fantastical Adventure”
CLAPPING HANDS PRODUCTIONS
The Salzburg Marionette Theater
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”
*Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Beloved & Mytical Broadway musical
When Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical “The Sound of Music” was adapted to the silver screen in 1965, Twentieth Century-Fox made the creative decision to use marionettes in The Lonely Goatherd sequence, resulting in one of the most charming musical numbers ever captured on film.
Now, the astounding magic of marionette puppetry animates the entire story, as the world famous Salzburg Marionette Theater revitalizes the true tale of the Von Trapp Family Singers!
“The Sound of Music” is set in and around Salzburg, Austria, home of the world renowned Salzburg Marionettes, but it wasn’t until last year that the Marionette Theater and “The Sound of Music” came together.
Now, this exquisite troupe brings the story from the snowy Alps to the Green Mountains— coincidentally, just miles from where the Von Trapp family eventually settled in Stowe.Formed in 1913, the Marionettes have traveled the world and put audiences under its unique spell in performances of operas, ballets, and fairytales.
With “The Sound of Music,” the company further extends its artistic scope into American musical theater.
*Expect all the highlights of the Broadway blockbuster, including the spectacular songs “Do-Re-Mi,” “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Edelweiss.”
” THE NEW YORK TIMES”
The Hills Are Still Alive, Just Look Past the Strings
(By NEIL GENZLINGER)
“….At the remarkable “Sound of Music” created by the Salzburg Marionette Theater, you’ll know you’re seeing an entirely different level of artistry as soon as the curtain goes up….”
“….The production, a delightful surprise from start to finish….”
“….Somehow having the human element removed from the stage makes you all the more conscious of what a gift the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs are. But this isn’t just a listening exercise; the skilled puppeteers, on sets by Chris Barreca, are creating a mesmerizing spectacle….”
“….the amusing vertical-and-horizontal choreography of “Do-Re-Mi” — puppets aren’t limited by gravity — broke down all resistance; from then on there was clapping aplenty….”
“….Richard Hamburger, the director, does a fine job of making sure this production never turns static the way so much marionette theater does. One startling effect: Just when your eyes have become accustomed to the puppet-size scale, he has a live human appear as the Mother Abbess. She looks like a benevolent giant….”
“….Perhaps you’re wondering about “The Lonely Goatherd.” A marionette scene by marionettes? Wait for it, as they say. It’s not where you expect it, but it’s there, just another of this show’s inventive touches….”
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