Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: The Sound of Music cast take on Nick Enright

In Sydney, the week kicked off with the Sydney Theatre Awards – awards given by a panel of professional theatre critics (disclaimer: I’m one of them) – held, as always, in Paddington, in an auditorium packed with theatre makers, actors, techies, publicists, and morePeople were standing, the tables were crowded, and the vibe was so positive, full of love for the industry and the art of theatre. Here’s the list of winners.

Australian theatre was top of mind throughout the performances on the night, and nowhere can it be seen more clearly than in the Awards’ opening number: a Nick Enright medley.

Nick Enright is a crucial figure in Australian musical theatre history. As you listen to the medley, performed by cast members of the current Australian tour of The Sound of Music, listen out for his lyrics: evocative, simple illustrations that touch on a moment, a feeling, an identity.

Happy Sunday!

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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