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Salzburg Marionette Theatre left its audience raving after opening night of “The Sound of Music” on Jan. 26 at BYU. The professional puppeteer company shared a taste of its Austrian culture as it performed the classic tale.
There was a several-minute standing ovation during the last scene when the upper curtains revealed the puppeteers who had maneuvered the entire performance.
Audience members clapped wildly in appreciation for Salzburg Marionette Theatre’s culture and unique art form. People were amazed the company was able to transport all of the puppets, backdrops, props and stage equipment around the world.
One family shared what they enjoyed most about the production.
“I absolutely loved the amazing costumes — everything was so well done,” said Boyd Hales, a BYU alumni from Mapleton, Utah.
“I liked the humor that they added to the play,” said Lyona Hales. “The humor was very different from the movie.”
“The marionettes looked almost real, like live people,” said the Hales’ 12-year-old granddaughter Emily Lara Harding.