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Daniella Wridgway plays the role of Brigitta in the Sound of Music, staged at the Teatro at Monte Casino from January 27 to February 25.

St Dunstan’s College learner Daniella Wridgway and Laerskool Rynfield learners Lara van Zyl and Kayleigh Scrooby have secured roles in the world’s most-loved musical, The Sound of Music.

Daniella, a Grade Nine learner, will play the role of Brigitta, while Lara and Kayleigh will take the role of Marta von Trapp.

The production will be staged at the Teatro at Monte Casino from January 27 to February 25.

They will share the stage with Craig Urbani, Nadia Beukes, Brittany Smith and Janelle Visagie from Cape Town Opera, to name a few.

Daniella Wridgway is excited to be part of the Sound of Music theatrical show which plays at Teatro at Monte Casino from January 27 to February 25.

Nadia Scrooby said auditions were held at the Teatro, Montecasino, in September.

“The casting was done by seasoned theatre legends Duane Alexander and Anton Luitingh from the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) (at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Day, Camps Bay).

“Rehearsals began on January 2 in Broadacres, and on January 27, they were ready for opening night. Alexander was the children’s director and production choreographer. He was supported by assistant choreographer Morgan Marshall, assistant musical director Jaco Griessel and kids’ chaperones Erin and Motheo Thabane,” said Scrooby.

The show features on Tuesday at 19:30, Wednesday at 14:30 and 19:30, Thursday and Friday at 19:30, Saturday at 14:30 and 19:30 and Sunday at 14:00 and 18:00.

Lara van Zyl and Kayleigh Scrooby.

This lavish production, presented in SA by Pieter Toerien and Cape Town Opera, tells an inspirational story based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp. It follows a young nun in training who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.

As the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

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