The Sound of Music is a triumph Back to archive
8th December 2017

There was an early Christmas treat this year with the girls putting on a truly fantastic performance of The Sound of Music.

More than 90 girls were involved in the performances, not just treading the boards, but in all other aspects that go towards a successful production – including make up, lighting, costumes, playing in the orchestra pit and more.

The original film was released in 1965 and despite an initially mixed critical response it became a major commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. In fact by November 1966 The Sound of Music became the highest grossing film of all-time, surpassing Gone with the Wind, and it went on to hold that distinction for five years. It also broke box-office records in 29 counties – so not much pressure on the girls then!

However hours of rehearsals and lots of hard work from everyone meant the production matched these high expectations and girls left each of the four performances to a crescendo of applause, with many of them leaving the stage in tears after a standing ovation following the final performance.

A huge thank you to all the parents and family members who came along to the productions and continue to offer their support and allow the Arts at Benenden to thrive. 

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