There is something unique with the Orchestra in the Edderkoppen theatres production of ‘The sound of Music’, it has managed to get in on the act with the help of Visual act. Normally the orchestra is hidden in the pit, heard but not seen, but the orchestra in this production of ‘The Sound of Music’ is suspended in the air above the stage and moves around in time to the music.
Six special motorized platforms provided by Visual act are placed around the stage and on each platform there are musicians from the orchestra. The platforms can be moved up and down in synchronisation with the music, from stage level to over three metres height in a circular arc.
The effect of the flying Orchestra which is ‘conducted’ by Maria during the classic ‘Doh a Deer’ has led critics to describe the show as ‘The Sound of Success’.