Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and David Mirvish present

The Sound of Music

On stage now at the Princess of Wales Theatre until January 10, 2010

A Timeless Family Classic

It would be hard to imagine a more memorable or magical way to spend your time in Toronto than at this breathtaking production of The Sound of Music.

An Evening of Grand Theatre

Known around the world for its state-of-the art stage and acoustics, The Princess of Wales Theatre is the ideal setting for the fusion of this timeless family classic with 21st-century technology. The opening scene is breathtaking as the Austrian Alps rotate and shift, finally presenting Maria singing the powerful title song; The Sound of Music. When the Third Reich takes power in Austria as part of the Anschluss and attempts to force Captain von Trapp back into military service, the audience is transported to that famed Salzburg concert hall through an eerie transformation complete with full Nazi drag.

Since it's North American premiere last Fall, this breathtaking production has received widespread critical acclaim. The Toronto Star writes "FOUR STARS! STUPENDOUS! TRIUMPHANT!" while the Globe and mail says "TOP-NOTCH! EXTRAVAGANT! BREATHTAKING!"

The Hills Are Alive

Imagine if someone asked you to pick your three favorite songs from The Sound of Music. Could you do it? My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Lonely Goatherd and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music, selecting just three of your favorites may be a mind-numbing decision.

The score for The Sound of Music includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage, and now 43 years after the arrival of the Oscar-winning film, the hills are alive once more.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

The opportunity to land the coveted role of Maria von Trapp unfolded last year on a season long reality TV show on CBC Television. Andrew Lloyd Webber, producer David Ian, and BBC Television brought 200 hopefuls to Toronto, eventually whittling the pool down to ten talented young women who performed weekly for the nation. After months of rigorous competitions, 23-year-old Vancouver actress Elicia MacKenzie was the top vote getter. It's not hard to see why critics and audiences have embraced MacKenzie's portrayal of Maria von Trapp. Toronto's newest stage darling is an effervescent leading lady who seizes the role with the grace, elegance and high quality singing style that enthralled moviegoers 43 years earlier.

How to Get the Best Seats in the House

Home to Ticketmaster and Ticket King, the on-site ticketing department at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Downtown Toronto will book the best available theatre and event tickets at the time you reserve your room. 1-800-CHELSEA. (243-5732)

Terrific Toronto Savings Tip

Mirvish Productions has teamed up with Tennis Canada, host of the Rogers Cup, to provide you with an unbelievable show and game package for only $79 (plus applicable taxes)!

As part of your package you will receive prime seating for your choice of either The Sound of Music or Mirvish's newest production, The Harder They Come.

You will also receive a voucher entitling you to a seat (one per ticket) for any day or night session of the upcoming Rogers Cup Canada's international women's tennis championships, taking place August 17-23 at the state-of-the-art Rexall Centre on the campus of York University, in Toronto.

This is unbeatable value and a great opportunity to experience something new and exciting. To book your theatre/tennis package, just call us at either 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 and ask for the ROGERS CUP PACKAGE.

Terrific Toronto Savings Tip

Families coming to the Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee performances of The Sound of Music from now through Sept. 6 are invited to participate in some fun and FREE activities with members of the cast! Just arrive one hour before the show (by 12:30) and come downstairs to the lower lounge and learn some The Sound of Music choreography... or go up to the Dress Circle lobby and learn a song from the show! It's all free to ticketholders!

Toronto Attractions

From its beautiful lakeside location with lovely beaches to its thriving theatre, music and arts scene, there's a new adventure around every corner of Toronto. When planning your Toronto vacation you'll start with the famous Toronto attractions like CN Tower and then quickly discover a fascinating array of electrifying destinations.

For the architecture and history buff, plan to spend a day at Canada's majestic castle, Casa Loma. This 180,000 square foot European fantasyland is complete with stately towers, secret passageways and magnificent estate gardens. Toronto is also home to one of the world's great museums, the Royal Ontario Museum. The dazzling galleries are housed in breathtaking architecture like the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. With its 'floating walls' and captivating angles your imagination is sure to be inspired.

Whether traveling solo or with friends and family, a Toronto vacation will fill your story chest with unforgettable material. Experience a city that takes you far beyond the ordinary with major league Sports events, Toronto music concerts and nightlife that never ends.