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First Staging of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in France Now Playing

First Staging of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in France Now Playing

The first ever staging of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC is currently playing at the La Mélodie du Bonheur in Paris, France. This follows the recent trend of French theatres as they continue their attempt to rival the West End in the theatre scene.

Most recently, France has seen large scale productions of Grease, Gone With the Wind and West Side Story and expects upcoming producions of Scooby-Doo and Mamma Mia, in addition to the Les Misérables, performed in its original language.

The U.K.'s Times Online notes that the production "is enjoying extensive coverage in publications as diverse as the cultural supplement of Le Figaro and Les Echos, France's leading business daily."

To read a full report on the trend in the Times Online, click here.

The ultimate collaboration of Rodgers & Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music was a triumph on Broadway at its inception in November 1959 and opened the "golden age" of musical theatre. After 1443 performances, in 1965 The Sound of Music was made into a film by Robert Wise (co-director of West Side Story) and makes the world famous autobiographical story of Maria Augusta von Trapp come alive through interpretation of Julie Andrews.

Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC range in price from €159 (£143.10) to €165 (£148.50) and may be purchased online at www.worldticketshop.com. Performances take place Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 3:00pm, and Sunday at 4:00pm.

For more information, visit www.chatelet-theatre.com.

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