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The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Writer's Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical Film
    Winner! 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical
    Winner! 3 Academy Awards including Best Music
    Winner! 2 Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. 

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 their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. 

The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

REVIEWS:

"The loveliest musical imaginable...the dialogue is vibrant and amusing in a plot that rises to genuine excitement."

New York Telegram And Sun

"The show has considerable integrity and has weathered the years so well."

Michael Billington The Guardian

"The sentiments of THE SOUND OF MUSIC are genuine and are presented, unabashedly and effectively, in the show's music, lyrics and dialogue...It is uplifting theater, appealing successfully and without apology to the better side of our natures."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The sentiments of THE SOUND OF MUSIC are genuine and are presented, unabashedly and effectively, in the show's music, lyrics and dialogue...It is uplifting theater, appealing successfully and without apology to the better side of our natures."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An irresistible score that's always in tune!"

Entertainment Weekly

"It's not just the perfect compatibility of music and lyrics that makes audiences flock unremittingly to THE SOUND OF MUSIC. The show can jerk tears from even the driest of eyes. And if that isn't enough, there's the opportunity for a gaggle of children to mesmerise with their talents and charisma. It's a near- perfect recipe."

Peter Brown LondonTheatre
Premiere Production: In 1959, The Sound of Music opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, November 16th, 1959.
  • Casting: 6M, 12F
  • Casting Attributes: Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Flex-Size Ensemble

  • MARIA RAINER - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
    THE MOTHER ABBESS
    SISTER BERTHE - Mistress of Novices
    SISTER MARGARETTA - Mistress of Postulants
    SISTER SOPHIA
    CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP
    FRANZ - the butler
    FRAU SCHMIDT - the housekeeper
    LIESL VON TRAPP - age 16
    FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP - age 14
    LOUISA VON TRAPP - age 13
    KURT VON TRAPP - age 10
    BRIGITTA VON TRAPP - age 9
    MARTA VON TRAPP - age 7
    GRETL VON TRAPP - the youngest
    ROLF GRUBER - age 17
    ELSA SCHRAEDER
    URSULA
    MAX DETWEILER
    HERR ZELLER
    BARON ELBERFELD
    A NEW POSTULANT
    ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER
    NEIGHBOURS OF CAPTAIN VON TRAPP, NUNS, NOVICES, POSTULANTS, and CONTESETANTS AT THE FESTIVAL CONCERT
  • Name Price
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    1 x Lib/Vocal Book
    1 x Piano/Vocal Book

    $24.00/pm