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Cast interviews for The Sound Of Music live in Dubai

Time Out Kids has cast interviews for The Sound Of Music live in Dubai, taking place at Madinat Jumeirah Theatre until April 16

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Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
Luke:
“Hi, Time Out Kids! I’m Luke. I’m 11 and I go to school at Jess Arabian Ranches.”
Molly: “Hi. I’m Molly. I’m 12 and go to Repton School.”

How did you hear about the auditions for The Sound Of Music?

Luke: “My mum received an email.”
Molly: “Having been part of the Popular Productions performance last year, I heard they were holding auditions.”

The audition obviously went well, as you’re in the show. Tell us how you felt at the audition...

Luke: “At the time of the audition I felt a bit nervous but also a bit confident as I’m getting better and better the more shows I do. The confidence paid off.”
Molly: “I felt really nervous. The auditions had different stages, where you were assessed on your singing, drama and dance skills. After each round, they made a cut, so I was always just hoping to get through to the next stage.”

How did you feel when the company told you you’d be on stage in such an amazing show?
Luke:
“When my Mum told me that the email had come and I’d got the part of Kurt I was on cloud nine. She told me at school so my friends were able to share the excitement with me.”
Molly: “When I found out I had been given the part of Brigitta Von Trapp I was just so excited.”

What is your favourite part of the show?
Luke:
“My favourite part is when we sing in harmony… The Sound of Music.”
Molly: “I agree. I love the lonely Goatherd routine which is where the children are scared of a thunder storm and Maria teaches them a song to distract them. Families will love this show. I really didn’t imagine that one day I would be in it!”

If a boy or girl wanted to be on stage one day, just like you, what advice would you give them?
Luke:
“This is my fifth show with Popular Productions and they have helped and taught me so much. Because of them I understand what life is like in professional theatre. I also attend Diverse Choreography several times a week for lots of singing anddance classes.”
Molly: “My advice would be to follow companies like Popular Productions. I would also recommend joining a performing arts school. When performing, my tips would be what my parents always told me – smile, relax and have fun. I also attend musical theatre classes at Diverse Choreography, plus have acting lessons with an amazing teacher here in Dubai. I also have private singing lessons and attend Drama Scene at the Ductac.”

The Sound Of Music stage show is running until April 16 at Madinat Jumeirah Theatre. www.soundofmusicdubai.com.

By Time Out Dubai Kids Staff
Time Out Dubai,

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