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Based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on an inspiring true story, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Set in Austria on the brink of WWII, Maria a postulant, proves too high-spirited for the religious life and 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.

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
100 years ago this month, San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre opened to great fanfare, and of course, an organ accompaniment for its silent film offerings. Over the next 10 decades, movies began to talk but the Castro organs continued to play. The famed “Mighty Wurlitzer” was removed by its private owner in 2015.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
The Muny announced today the cast for LEGALLY BLONDE including Kyla Stone, Fergie Phillipe, Patti Murin & more. Meet the cast and find out how to get tickets today!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, Managing Director Molly Merrihew, and the WAM team will present a special one-night-only benefit cabaret at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. hosted by Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominee Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Criminal Minds, Bluff City Law).
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
This June 13, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will raise the curtain on a special virtual health and wellness event-Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music, featuring Broadway stars Beth Kirkpatrick and Michele Ragusa along with health experts offering guidance to those experiencing health challenges or wishing to support friends and family members.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Aaron Wallace - Jun 8, 2022
On the cusp of her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, we talk with Julie Andrews for an update on The Princess Diaries 3, her next installment in her series of memoirs, the potential of her returning to the Broadway stage and the upcoming Minions movie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 
by Jim Munson - Jun 29, 2022
What did our critic think of Laura Benanti in Concert at Lesher Center For The Arts? BroadwayWorld reviews Benanti's wildly entertaining show full of heart, humor and high notes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
LA Phil will present a summer of film at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford, featuring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 In Concert, Back to the Future with the LA Phil, and more! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Singapore’s most talented actors and actresses have been picked from a pool of over 300 applicants for the coveted roles of the six von Trapp children in the forthcoming Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Sands Theatre from 22 November 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Winners for the nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center’s International Youth Solo Contest were announced in a pre-recorded awards ceremony broadcast recently. The second annual contest attracted 151 applicants from near and far, including representation from five continents.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre (APS)! APS will have the rights to Spanish language versions of Andrew’s iconic musical hits.   
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 26, 2022
“This production is new, fun, fresh,” says actor Blake Hammond who plays Jacob and Potiphar in Maine State Music Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT that runs from June 29-July 16. “The show is pure joy,” concurs his castmate Jeff Max, who plays the role of Pharoah. “There is something in it for everyone.” This praise, coming from Hammond and Max, has a special resonance. Both actors have a long history with this show and the parts they play, and both have worked together in memorable previous productions. Recounts Hammond, “I first played Jacob and Potiphar thirty-five years ago in summer stock and since then have also played Napthali and the Baker as well, so it is fun to come back to the original track of Jacob/Potiphar in this production. [Director/choreographer] Alex Sanchez doesn’t have a lot of experience with this show, so he has fresh eyes for it; he’s not repeating anything else he’s done; it is as if we are learning for the first time.”
by Jared West - Jun 25, 2022
Prior to next week’s arrival of the film-inspired musical MEAN GIRLS to Proctors, I spoke with Lindsay Heather Pearce, who recently took over the role of Janis on tour. Her resume includes some notable television and theater credits, including her participation on The Glee Project/Glee and her Broadway debut as Elphaba in WICKED.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by - Jun 24, 2022
Today's top stories include an all new trailer for Broadway-bound production of 1776. Plus, listen to Joaquina Kalukango sing 'Let It Burn' from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022
B. Moore Dance Ends Season 3 On A High Note With Two World Premieres, choreographed by Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen announced the complete casting for a very special concert production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent .
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Second Act Snacks, a digital series following Matthew “Mooch” Mucha (Harmony) and Taylor Okey (Bandstand), will return to Broadstream for a second season. New episodes will be available to stream on Friday, June 24, 2022 exclusively on the new, free-for-user streaming platform.
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
Cynthia Erivo performed her rendition of 'Edelweiss' for Julia Andrews as she received the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award. Andrews was also surprised by the five living actors who portrayed the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music, who led the crowd in a sing-along of the song 'Do-Re-Mi.' Watch the performances now!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022
The brand-new British Musical, Millennials, will be continuing the Summer '22 Studio Programme at The Other Palace this July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Disney Theatrical Productions announced that Frozen is extending until March 2023 due to public demand. Find out who's joining the cast and how to purchase tickets!
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2022
BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 
by Chantal Kunst - Jun 20, 2022
REP Entertainment maakt vandaag bekend dat het succesvolle Huisvrouwen Bestaan Niet komend seizoen gelukkig alsnog te zien is in het theater. Nadat de première en de tournee door Corona afgelopen theaterseizoen niet door konden gaan zijn Anouk Maas (Evita, The Sound of Music, Flashdance, GTST), Rian Gerritsen (De Luizenmoeder, Opvliegers) en Lieneke Le Roux (Broos, Ik Ook Van Jou) dit seizoen dan toch te zien op de bühne. Huisvrouwen Bestaan Niet, geïnspireerd door de columns van Sylvia Witteman, is van 20 januari t/m 13 mei te zien door het hele land en gaat op 28 januari in première in Schouwburg Het Park in Hoorn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
 San Diego Opera and La Jolla Music Society have announced the co-presentation of mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in concert on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022
Theatre Aspen received five nominations for The Colorado Theatre Guild’s 16th Annual Henry Awards for its productions of Rock of Ages and Chicago during the 2021 Summer Season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced new casting for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty's Theatre from Monday 1 August 2022 as the production extends its booking period until 17 December 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.
by Jim Munson - Jun 20, 2022
BroadwayWorld talks to Broadway musical star Laura Benanti about her show at the Lesher Center for the Arts on June 25th. Effortlessly engaging and chatty, Benanti also talks about her amazingly varied career, having worked with everyone from Patti LuPone to Chita Rivera, Steve Martin, Richard Chamberlain and the late Rebecca Luker.
by Theresa Bertram - Jun 20, 2022
What did our critic think of DISNEY'S MOANA JR at Red Curtain Theatre? She thought the show really showed off how hard the performers worked during their two-week intensive workshop.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2022
It's time to get'cha head in the game and bring out your inner Wildcat for the upcoming production of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL on the Center's Outdoor Stage, June 23 – 25.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 18, 2022
For two weeks now Brunswick’s Pickard Theater has been “alive with the sound of music,’ but on June 15 Hanley Smith and Will Ray, the stars of MSMT’s brilliant new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, joined MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark and BWW Maine Regional Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold to celebrate the joy, inspiration, and continued resonance of this timeless musical at the first Peek Behind the Curtain program in three years. The popular panel discussion series held at Curtis Memorial Library returned to an enthusiastic, capacity audience for an hour of conversation about what Clark called “the quintessential American musical and the perfect show to launch post-pandemic MSMT’s Revival Season.”
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Following the success of last summer’s spectacular event, Bath’s Garden Theatre Festival is back in Bath for the second year running. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director) is proud to announce the upcoming season of The Gallery at Paper Mill in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Comedy duo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are set to reunite and embark on a UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
ZACH Theatre has announced the 2022–23 Season Mainstage and Family Series productions with a “Director’s Choice” musical to be announced at a later date.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
This summer, audiences can expect a show that will be anything but a drag when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents an all-new production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA that will feature 'RuPaul's Drag Race' superstar Jujubee as 'Madame.' 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Julie Andrews was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award where she was met with a special surprise. The five actors still living among those who portrayed the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music joined Andrews in the audience and led the crowd in a sing-along. Watch the video here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
When Churchyards Yawn, a fast-paced, witty, and deeply felt 'divine comedy,' is the story of all the dead Hamlet characters' travails in Purgatory. The reading is free and takes place on July 16, 2022, at the Desert View High School black box theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of Music Mondays; the hit summer cabaret series that invites renowned artists and Tony Award-winners to perform for audiences and share stories of their time on and off the stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Following on from the success of its recent four day Pride Festival, Trafford is delighted to announce the line up for its annual ten day summer arts festival at its award-winning venue Waterside.
by Jade Kops - Jun 10, 2022
In this world premiere, Australia’s much-loved star soprano Anna O’Byrne shares her honest and personal story of stepping into one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre – Eliza Doolittle. In BECOMING ELIZA, Anna O’Byrne reflects on her unique experience and shares stories about working intimately with an internationally adored icon Dame Julie Andrews who created the role sixty years ago
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2022
What did our critic think of MSMT's Sound of Music? What happens when one of the most beloved musicals in the canon comes to the stage at the very point in time when history and a harsh pandemic seem to intersect with an iconic story?
by Cary Ginell - Jul 3, 2022
Jonalyn Saxer grew up in Oak Park dreaming of becoming a star on Broadway. After making her debut in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Saxer has continued from one show to the next, shining with her superb dancing abilities and versatile singing and acting. This July, she returns to her home town to play the key role of Katherine Plumber in 5-Stat Theatricals' production of 'Newsies.'
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Musicals at Richter (MAR), Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, will celebrate its 38th season with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

The Sound of Music Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Sound of Music have their been?
The Sound of Music has had 18 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1959, US Tour which opened in 1961, West End which opened in 1961, Australia which opened in 1961, US Tour which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963, Regional (US) which opened in 1964, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1979, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2003, West End which opened in 2006, Motion Picture which opened in 2013 and US Tour which opened in 2015.

What Tony Awards has The Sound of Music been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Conductor and Musical Director for Frederick DvonchBest Direction of a Musical for Vincent J. Donehue and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Oliver Smith.

What Tony Awards has The Sound of Music won?
Best Musical, Best Conductor and Musical Director for Frederick Dvonch and Best Direction of a Musical for Vincent J. Donehue Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Oliver Smith.

What other awards has The Sound of Music been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lauri Peters.

What other awards has The Sound of Music won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lauri Peters.

What productions of The Sound of Music have their been?
The Sound of Music has had 18 productions including Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1959, US Tour which opened in 1961, West End which opened in 1961, Australia which opened in 1961, US Tour which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963, Regional (US) which opened in 1964, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1979, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2003, West End which opened in 2006, Motion Picture which opened in 2013 and US Tour which opened in 2015.

What awards has The Sound of Music been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lauri Peters.

What awards has The Sound of Music won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Lauri Peters.

What is the order of songs in The Sound of Music and what's the order?
The Abbey Bells
Mono Chant
Morning Hymn
Angelus Bells
Alleluia
Nature Music
The Sound of Music
Maria
My Favorite Things
Do-Re-Mi
You Are Sixteen
The Lonely Goatherd
How Can Love Survive?
Grand Waltz
Laendler
So Long, Farewell
Climb Every Mountain
No Way to Stop It
Ordinary Couple
Gaudeamus Omnes in Domino Diem Festum Celebrantes
Processional
Confitemini Domino
A Bell Is No Bell
Edelweiss
I Have Confidence in Me
Something Good