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The Sound of Music

  • Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
    suggested by The Story Of Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
  • Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Music by Richard Rodgers

    July 28,29,30,31 August 5,6,7,12,13


Synopsis:

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain's immediate service in the German navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II

Other Reviews

  • "Everything is first rate."-- N.Y. Daily News
  • "Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts.... A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past."-- N.Y. Times
  • "Has glory all its own."-- Boston Globe
  • "Phantom's love story-- and the passionately soaring music it prompts ... jerk enough tears to fill that Paris Opera Lagoon."-- San Diego Union.
  • "A rich, ripe, rewarding evening."-- Chicago Tribune
  • "One of those musicals you thought they just didn't write anymore."-- Chicago Sun Times
  • "Music that can break your heart.... This is a score in the grand manner."-- Gannett Newspapers
  • "One of the most appealing America musicals of recent years."-- Dallas Morning News


Original Production:

Choreography by Joe Layton

Opened November 16, 1959 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran for 1,443 performances

Movie 1965

Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score. The Movie was the winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The Sound of Music remains one of the Most Loved Musicals of All Time.

 

Song List

    Act I

  • Preludium
  • Morning Hymn
  • Alleluia
  • Sound of Music, The
  • Interlude (after 'The Sound Of Music')
  • Maria
  • The Scene Continues (after 'Maria')
  • My Favorite Things
  • The Scene Continues (My Favourite Things)
  • The Scene Continues
  • Do-Re-Mi
  • Do-Re-Mi (encore)
  • Change Of Scene
  • Sixteen Going On Seventeen
  • Change Of Scene (after 'Sixteen Going On Seventeen')
  • Incidental (Scene 7)
  • Lonely Goatherd, The
  • After "The Lonely Goatherd"
  • Gretl's Crossover (The Lonely Goatherd)
  • Change Of Scene (The Lonely Goatherd)
  • How Can Love Survive?
  • The Sound Of Music (reprise)
  • The Scene Continues (The Sound Of Music)
  • End Of Scene
  • The Party Crossover (My Favourite Things)
  • Grand Waltz (The Party)
  • Landler
  • Fox Trot - Incidental (The Party)
  • Waltz Incidental (The Party)
  • So Long, Farewell
  • Maria's Farewell (End Of Scene)
  • Nun's Processional (Morning Hymn)
  • Incidental
  • Climb Ev'ry Mountain
    Act II

  • Entr'acte (Opening Act II)
  • Opening Act II
  • Incidental (A Cappella) (The Sound Of Music)
  • My Favourite Things (reprise)
  • No Way To Stop It
  • An Ordinary Couple
  • Wedding Preparations (I) (The Postulants' Crossover)
  • Wedding Preparations (II) (The Bride's Dressing Music)
  • Change Of Scene (Gaudeamus Domino)
  • Processional
  • Canticle (Confitemini Domino)
  • Change Of Scene (My Favourite Things)
  • Homecoming Music (An Ordinary Couple)
  • Sixteen Going On Seventeen (reprise)
  • Do-Re-Mi (reprise)
  • Change Of Scene
  • The Concert
  • Edelweiss
  • So, Long Farewell (The Concert)
  • The Scene Continues (The Awards)
  • Change Of Scene
  • Incidental
  • Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • Exit Music
  • Bows

 

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