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Back by Popular Demand

The Sound of Music | 12 – 18 November, 2011 |

Popular Productions, the producers of Dubai’s biggest hit shows including Fame, Blood Brothers, Annie and Disney High School Musical are delighted to announce the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein ‘s wonderful musical The Sound of Music, back by popular demand after it’s immensely popular record breaking sell out season at The First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai – earlier this year.

Considered by many to be the best-loved and most successful movie musical in history, The Sound of Music took home five Oscars, including Best Picture. Its soundtrack stands in history as the best selling musical of all time going Platinum more than 12 times. Its landmark score includes some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook including My Favourite Things, Edelweiss, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Do Re Mi, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and the wonderful title song. A true and moving story, The Sound Of Music recalls the touching and dramatic memories of Maria and the Von Trapp family, and their struggle to freedom as their homeland of Austria faces up to Nazi conversion, just prior to the Second World War.

The production features lavish costumes, a sumptuous set and stars a cast of over fifty with the very best in West End and UAE talent. Starring as Maria is Lucy Hunter-James (Blood Brothers /Fame) and the cast also includes Nicholas Maude as Captain von Trapp (Phantom of the Opera, West End), Donna Hazelton as Mother Abbess (Winner of British TV’s Musicality and star of Chicago, West End), Anna Lawrence as Liesl (Oliver /The Sound of Music, West End), Alison Guill as Elsa (Phantom of The Opera The Sound Of Music, West End) and Christopher Blades (Jekyll & Hyde /Phantom Of The Opera, West End).

Producers Lucy Magee and John Payton said: “We are delighted to present this much loved musical for another run at the First Group Theatre, Dubai. It was so wonderfully received in April and we have been inundated with requests from the UAE audiences to bring it back. The Sound Of Music really is one the best written and most memorable musicals of all time and is perfect for all audiences. We are delighted to have such a talented cast which includes some new faces to the production from London’s West End and from here in Dubai alongside our excellent returning creative team. We look forward to bringing this entertaining, moving and memorable production to Dubai again for this strictly limited special farewell season of nine performances.

Booking Details

The Sound of Music will take place at The First Group Theatre within Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai with nightly performances from 12 – 18 November at 7:30pm. On the 16th November at 3pm and 18th November at 2:30pm there will be an additional matinee performance. For further booking and ticketing information call the theatre Box Office on +971 4 366 6546 or visit the official show website at for further information.

Tickets are now available and are selling fast. You can choose your seats when you book in person at The First Group Theatre Box Office or when booking online at Tickets are also available from TimeOut Tickets, visit or call 800 4669, and from Tickets cost AED175 for all performances however Schools/Colleges/Group booking discounts available on request at the box office.

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