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Merry Christmas: Celebrate X-Mas With Zee Theatre’s Two Glorious Musicals

International productions, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Peter Pan Live!' will light up the small screen this Christmas.

A Still From 'The Sound Of Music'
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This Christmas, rekindle your sense of wonder with Zee Theatre as it brings two internationally acclaimed musicals to the small screen. In this season of joy, make your family time even cosier with some hot chocolate and sumptuous treats like ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Peter Pan Live!’

‘The Sound Of Music’

The original Broadway production based on Maria von Trapp's, 'The Story of the Trapp Family Singers' opened in 1959 and was followed in 1965 with an iconic film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film went on to win five Academy awards and what lives on till date is the musical score by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It continues to be replayed in various formats in multiple productions and this version is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford. It stars Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as Maria along with Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, and Laura Benanti. The narrative once again takes us down memory lane with the feisty Maria who falls in love with a Naval hero just as the Nazis are beginning to tighten their grip around Austria. Songs like 'Maria', 'My Favourite Things', 'Do-Re-Mi' and 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' will come alive in all their glory.

‘Peter Pan Live’

novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie's story about eternal childhood on a mythical island called Neverland has inspired animation films, live action, West End and Broadway adaptations. And now Zee Theatre is bringing ' ‘Peter Pan Live!,'’ a production inspired by the original 1954 Broadway musical on Indian Television. Its televised version in 1955 had attracted an audience of 65 million viewers and was then the highest rated single program in the history of television. This version features the Academy. BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award winning legend Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. Critics’ Choice Award nominee Allison Williams stars as Peter Pan in this Rob Ashford and Glenn Weiss directorial. The story about Peter's quest for joy and wonder, innocence and magic on an island refuge, his battle with many odds and his courage and self-belief are as inspiring today as when the musical was first staged. Much-loved songs like 'Tender Shepherd,' 'Never Never Land,' and 'Distant Melody, ' spectacular sword fights and uplifting choreography make this musical a not to be missed experience. The musical also stars Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Alanna Saunders, Taylor Louderman and Jake Lucas.

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