The Sound of Music comes to the Harrison Opera House May 12-27! Tickets are on sale now.
The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, based on the 1949 book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. It originally aired on the NBC television network on March 2, 1965. The first live television production of a musical, The Sound of Music was a ratings success and won five Emmy Awards, including Best Musical Direction for Robert Russell Bennett and Best Performance by an Actress for Mary Martin. Set in Austria in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria von Trapp, a young woman who is hired to be the governess for the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp. She eventually falls in love with Georg, who is widowed and struggling to run his large household.
The Music of The Sound of Music
Get ready to sing and clap along to all your favorite tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music! This family-friendly musical is coming to the Harrison Opera House, and you won’t want to miss it.
The Sound of Music Live
The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music comes to the stage of the Harrison Opera House this month. The live production will feature all of your favorite songs from the film, including “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
The Sound of Music was originally a stage musical that opened on Broadway in 1959. The story follows the von Trapp family, who are forced to flee their home in Austria during the Nazi occupation. They end up finding refuge in the mountains, where they meet Maria, a governess who helps them rediscover the power of love and family.
The film version of The Sound of Music was released in 1965 and starred Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp. It went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Sound of Music Live will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and will star Kerstin Anderson as Maria von Trapp.
If you’re a fan of The Sound of Music, you won’t want to miss this live production!
The Sound of Music at the Movies
The Sound of Music was one of the most popular movies of the 20th century. The film, set in Austria in the 1930s, tells the story of a family of musicians who are forced to flee their home when the Nazis invade.
The movie was adapted from a stage musical of the same name, and it features some of the most iconic songs in movie history, including “Do-Re-Mi”, “Edelweiss”, and “My Favorite Things”.
The movie was a runaway success, winning five Academy Awards, and it has been loved by audiences around the world for generations.
The History of The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1959, and the 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Academy Awards. The musical has had several revivals on Broadway and in the West End, and has been a popular choice for school and community productions.
The Sound of Music on Broadway
Broadway audiences first experienced The Sound of Music in 1959. The original Broadway production, directed by Vincent J. Donehue and choreographed by Joe Layton, opened on November 16, 1959, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It starred Mary Martin as Maria von Trapp and Theodore Bikel as Captain Georg von Trapp. The Sound of Music ran for 1,443 performances on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The Sound of Music on Tour
The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway on November 16, 1959, and the original production went on to win five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The show transferred to London’s West End in 1961, where it enjoyed a long run. A successful film adaptation was released in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. In 2006, a live television version of The Sound of Music aired on NBC, starring Carrie Underwood.
Over the years, The Sound of Music has been revived on Broadway three times (in 1980, 1998, and 2018), and there have been numerous touring productions. The current North American tour is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC.
The Legacy of The Sound of Music
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is a beloved musical that has been entertaining audiences for generations. The story of the von Trapp family’s escape from Nazi-occupied Austria is one that continues to resonate with people all over the world. The Sound of Music is coming to the Harrison Opera House, and we couldn’t be more excited!
The Sound of Music Today
Today, The Sound of Music is widely considered to be one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The 1965 film version, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was nominated for eight more. It was the highest grossing film of its year, and remains one of the most popular movies ever made. The success of the film has led to numerous stage productions and revisions over the years.
The Sound of Music has been revived on Broadway several times, with the most recent production opening in 2015. This production features Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, and is notable for being the first live televised performance of a Broadway show. The Sound of Music Live! was seen by over 18 million viewers when it aired on NBC in 2013, and continues to be shown around the world.
The popularity of The Sound of Music has also led to numerous concert performances and tours. In 2006, Barbara Cook headlined a national tour that featured a new book by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. This tour stopped at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In 2009, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music enjoyed a successful run at London’s O2 arena. And in 2010, Julie Andrews returned to her iconic role for a special performance at the London Palladium.
The Sound of Music in the Future
The Sound of Music has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times since its release in 1965, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. The most recent stage adaptation opened on Broadway in 2015, and a live television production aired on NBC in 2013. A new film adaptation is currently in development, with Simon Cowell attached as a producer.
The Sound of Music has also had a significant impact on popular culture, inspiring numerous parody films and songs. The film was also responsible for the resurgence of popularity for the song “Edelweiss”, which has been covered by artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand and Steve Martin.
It is clear that The Sound of Music will continue to be an important part of our culture for many years to come.
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