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About the Sound of Music
A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is currently on tour across North America! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of MusicLive!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Heidi Says …
I grew up on The Sound of Music movie. I remember watching it on TV when it was on each year. I’ve been singing along with the songs for years! So, when Gracie and I found out that it was going to be a part of the Broadway Series at the Hershey Theatre this year, we both got excited. Because, while I grew up watching the movie on TV, Gracie too is very familiar with this musical. In other words, it’s a timeless classic that has appeal for a wide age range.
Every one of these Broadway shows blows me away with the amazing talent. In this one, I was beyond impressed with all the young actors and actresses who played the von Trapp children. Not only were they spot-on with their lines at all times, but they were also amazing little singers (we are talking children as young as 6-years-old!)
Charlotte Maltby made a lovely Maria. Her voice was beautiful. Nicholas Rodriquez seemed a bit young for Captain von Trapp but he did an excellent job being believable in the role and his singing voice was also quite nice to listen to.
The supporting cast of nuns and von Trapp household staff was awesome. I loved hearing the nuns sing – especially “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” And the actor who played Max Detweiler (Merwin Foard) was fun to watch and listen to; he brought just the right amount of humor to the character.
Visit the Hershey Theatre
The Sound of Music is playing through Sunday, the 26th. I would highly recommend this show!
You can learn more about the theater, purchase tickets to upcoming shows, and check out their latest happenings on their website. They’ve got some fun events and great shows – including more Broadway shows – coming up that you’ll want to check out. You can also follow them on social media:
The Musical Journey
I was chatting with a man who was sitting in front of me at the theater last night. He was telling about visiting the von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and learning that the musical (and movie) aren’t 100% accurate (especially the part about them escaping at the end).
Because the story is based on real-life events, though, it’s always a fun and interesting assignment to compare and contrast the actual events with the storyline. I found the information on the von Trapp family website to be fascinating.
More About the 2 Year Musical Journey
- Our Musical Journey Begins
- Seize the Day (Newsies)
- From Oklahoma to the South Pacific
- How Sweet the Sound
- Good Morning, Baltimore!
- Murder is a Nightmare
- Sometimes You Have to Be a Little Naughty
- It’s Possible
- Rock of Ages
- Poison in My Pocket
***This post made possible by the Hershey Theatre.***