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Stage sisters, real siblings: Sister act in local production of The Sound Of Music

Published on May 4, 2014 11:51 AM
 
Sabrina Lee (third from left) on her relationship with her younger sister Samantha. With them are their parents Andrew Lee and Lee Yida. -- ST PHOTO: MATTHIAS HO

For 10 days in July, sisters Sabrina and Samantha Lee will become the Von Trapp sisters.

When 11-year-old Sabrina auditioned for a role in the musical The Sound Of Music, she never expected to get a role as Louisa, one of the seven children in the Von Trapp family.

A bigger surprise in store for her and her family was that her younger sister Samantha, nine, was also picked for the musical to play Marta.

Their mother, Mrs Lee Yida, says: "I did not expect both girls to get selected because there were many elements to be considered in the casting."

 
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"We're closer than average siblings. We go to movies and stage shows together, and a lot of our activities are similar as well. Sometimes, it feels like I want her to go away. But other times you think if you didn't have her, what would you do?"

SABRINA LEE on her relationship with her younger sister Samantha. With them are their parents Andrew Lee and Lee Yida


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