The legendary performer will appear on stage with an old pal from the Sound of Music.

In some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news,Dame Julie Andrews, one of the most popular stage and screen performers of all time, makes her long overdue Australian debut in Brisbane followed by appearances in Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne this month. Fans hoping for the odd do-re-mi, however, might be a little disappointed as Andrews, 77, has made it clear that she won’t be doing any live singing. Instead, An Evening with Julie Andrews, promises a whistle stop tour through her life and career.

Andrews, who made her London stage debut at the age of 12, will offer reminiscences about her career defining roles in My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Victor/Victoriaand The PrincessDiaries. That should offer enough personal memories and insights to keep most people entertained. And in what should be a double spoonful of sugar, the event is to be hosted by Nicholas Hammond, the US born, Australian actor who played her stepson, Friedrich von Trapp, in The Sound of Music.

Hammond, who decided to become an actor after seeing Julie Andrews on stage at the Drury...

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