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Poised to launch international theatre in Colombo

 

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The hills will come alive this February, as Cinnamon Life in partnership with Broadway Asia International introduces Broadway theatre to Sri Lanka with the Andrew LloydWebber and David Ian Production of the Sound of Music. 


Rekindling fond memories of raindrops and roses and whiskers on kittens, this spectacular event promises to be a memorable experience for the entire family. The show will be staged at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theatre from 14-18 February, 2018. 


As the country’s hospitality trendsetter Cinnamon Life is the proud organiser of the first Broadway theatre production to be staged in Sri Lanka. An event of this calibre is in line with Cinnamon Life’s mission to transform Colombo into a vibrant entertainment hub, and is a significant milestone in the country’s entertainment industry. 


Life-2-1200A world-class musical that has captured the hearts of audiences the world over, The Sound of Music is one of the most critically-acclaimed productions in the history of musical theatre. Having won six Tony Awards and five Academy Awards, this production has been staged at major venues around the world. As Colombo joins this list of venues, twelve children from our own country will have a once  in a lifetime opportunity to perform alongside a critically acclaimed cast.

The Sound of Music will be the inaugural production in an ongoing partnership between Cinnamon Life and Broadway Asia International, one of the largest production, management, distribution, licensing and touring companies of live entertainment in the Asia Pacific region. In the past two decades the company has staged dazzling theatrical performances in 400 cities in over 40 countries, winning more than 50 global theatrical awards through its many collaborations. Sharing his thoughts on the project, President Leisure Sector of John Keells Holdings Krishan Balendra stated that Cinnamon Life is spearheading the opportunity to bring world-class entertainment to Sri Lanka, especially against the backdrop where tourism is set to be the prime foreign exchange earner for the country. He went on to say that world-renowned classics like The Sound of Music will showcase memorable performances that can captivate audiences, and in turn hype up Colombo’s entertainment scene. 


This exciting venture is just the first step in Cinnamon Life’s efforts to redesign Sri Lanka’s entertainment landscape.Projects of this nature will undoubtedly raise the brand, diversify the country’s entertainment offerings, and in turn contribute to the national target to achieve five million tourists by 2025. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. Tickets can be booked on 011 2161161 or through www.cinnamon boxoffice.com.

 

 

 Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theatre from 14-18 February, 2018.