"The Moscow streets are alive... with the sound of music..."
Yes, yes, the new musical for this year at THE theater for musicals is "The Sound of Music"! When we first saw the billboards advertising it upon our return to Moscow in August, the girls and I literally shrieked with glee!
The premiere was last weekend; we'll go sometime soon. I can't wait to see how they've translated the songs and how the movie is reworked on stage... The Russian stage version will also be different from how it was presented on Broadway; the Russian production team was granted permission to tweak it according to their vision.
So far I think the translation of Do-Re-Mi is neat; they picked entirely different images to illustrate the notes... "So" is for "solomka" laying on the table (pretzel sticks--a neat choice since it works in both Russian and Austrian culture).
Here is a promotional video released by the theater in August; the cast was in Salzburg for inspiration...
Here are some clips from an open rehearsal in September:
Here are some clips from when the premiere was covered in the news: