The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila


The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila is something that nobody should miss. Special thanks to Orange Magazine TV and Tatak Digitista for the invitation.

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

First staged in Broadway in 1959, The Sound of Music ran for 1,443 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Actress before premiering in London in 1961. Since then, it has been re-staged in London, Broadway, and countless theaters worldwide.

A musical by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound of Music is the story of young postulant, Maria Rainer, who is appointed governess of the seven children of widower Captain Georg Von Trapp.

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

She teaches them the rudiments of music and allows them to discover a talent for singing they never once thought they possessed. In the process, the Captain’s cold and stern heart turns soft towards his children, while the stiff, professional relationship he once had with Maria gives way unexpectedly to love. Soon, they find themselves threatened by uncertainties of wartime as they struggle to build a new life together.

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

In 1965, it was made into a film that starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

Headlined by Filipino powerhouse Broadway talents, Maria is played by theater veteran Joanna Ampil with Cris Villonco as her alternate. Meanwhile, the strict but loving Captain Georg von Trapp is reprised by Audie Gemora with Ed Feist as alternate.

The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

The quiet and understanding Mother Abbess is portrayed by Pinky Marquez with Shiela Francisco as alternate. The role of the charming and ambitious Max Detweiler is shared by Miguel Faustman and Robbie Guevara. The captain’s fiancée, Baroness Elsa Schraeder, is played by Pinky Amador and Lynn Sherman.

A romantic scene of The Sound of Music

Liesl, the eldest of the von Trapp siblings is portrayed by Tanya Manalang with Rachel Coates alternating. Rolf, Liesl’s love interest, is depicted by Marvin Ong and Bryan Homecillo. The rest of the von Trapp children are played by Paolo Luis Ocampo, Luis Nieto (Friedrich), Danielle Sanghio, Rebecca Coates (Louisa), Atasha Muhlach, Janina Punzalan, Alessandra Allado (Brigitta), Roberto Sison, Anton Posadas, Justin Sian (kurt), Alida Moberg, Paula Therese Zamesa, Sofia Yabyabin (Marta), Alexa Villaroel and Shanti Gleason (Gretl).

Other supporting cast includes Debralis Valasote (Fra Schmidt), Eduardo Bouffard (Franz the Butler), Lorenz Martinez (Herr Zeller), Jennifer Villegas, Carla Guevara (Sister Berthe), SarahFacuri, Pamela Imperial (Sister Margaretta), Jillian Pena and Maxine Sian (Sister Sophia).

So long...Farewell | The Sound of Music at Resorts World Manila

Orchestra Music is provided by none other than The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Maestro Rodel Colmenar. Vocal Directress Lyn Fabella of Wind Song, a Christian singing group famous for its heavenly vocal blending, supports Maestro Colmenar in recreating the well-loved songs from the musical.

Joanna Ampil did very well! From the start, she was very confident so I knew she will impress the audience. You can clearly understand her lines and I was mesmerized every time she sings. Of course, Audie Gemora and Pinky Amador, the veteran actors stood out. Other cast played their role fairly, including the von Trapp kids.

The music was perfect even the lyrics were said very clearly. With the lights, sounds and giant LED screen  (which is actually the largest in Southeast Asia) and stage set up watching it was totally awesome, every scene was beautiful and enchanting.

with Maria, Ms. Joanna Ampil after the Press Premiere of The Sound of Music

with Ms. Joanna Ampil

Our group photo with Mhel, Ken, Ferds and Jeman

Our LOVELY group photo with Mhel, Ken, Ferds and Jeman.

RWM presents The Sound of Music at the Newport Performing Arts which started last October 15 to December 11, 200 but due its success, the play is extended until February 12, 2012. For for information visit Resorts World Manila. Tickets are available at (VIP) P2,000, (Premiere) P1,700, (Deluxe) P1,300, (Balcony) P1,000. Show schedules are every Friday at 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 7pm, Sunday 2pm and 7pm.

Newport Performing Arts

This is your chance to sing along with Maria and be enchanted by the world’s beloved musical The Sound of Music.


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