Revisiting The Sound of Music
If you grew up listening to songs from The Sound Of Music, here’s your chance to relive those moments again. An enthusiastic group of TYBMM students from Wilson College is putting together the mammoth musical, which will be staged in Mumbai today.music Updated: Feb 23, 2012 12:54 IST
If you grew up listening to songs from The Sound Of Music, here’s your chance to relive those moments again. An enthusiastic group of TYBMM students from Wilson College is putting together the mammoth musical, which will be staged in Mumbai today.
“It has been 11 years since the Mumbai University introduced the BMM course. Yet, no college has attempted a musical at such a large and professional level,” says Roshan Kokane, who plays the lead role in the play.
The two-and-a-half-hour show will feature a live band comprising student instrumentalists that will provide the back-up for the singer-actors. Says Nancy George, who plays the lead character, Maria, “For me, The Sound of Music has been more than just a mere performance. The musical has always been close to my heart. Ever since I watched the movie as a 11-year-old, I aspired to play Maria. And, now that I've got an opportunity, I’m on cloud nine.”
Roshan adds that even though their act is pretty close to the original, they have added a few innovations. “We have reworked the musical arrangements of the originals and made them more upbeat and catchy. Since the play itself is very long, having peppy tunes keeps everything interesting for the audience,” he explains. Chips in Nancy, “The most beautiful part of our musical are the songs, which have been revamped amazingly well. It’s going to be live and nothing is pre-recorded. To sing these songs and to recreate the magic of the 1965 classic is like a dream come true.”
Watch The Sound Of Music, today, 6 pm onwards at Patkar Hall, SNDT Women’s University, Marine Lines.