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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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
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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 Revival of a Musical for Hallmark, Best Revival of a Musical for Thomas Viertel, Best Revival of a Musical for Steven Baruch, Best Revival of a Musical for Richard Frankel, Best Revival of a Musical for Jujamcyn Theaters, Best Revival of a Musical for The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Best Revival of a Musical for Charles Kelman Productions, Best Revival of a Musical for Simone Genatt Haft, Best Revival of a Musical for Marc RouthBest Revival of a Musical for Jay Binder and Best Revival of a Musical for Robert Halmi Jr..

What other awards has The Sound of Music been nominated for?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce CoughlinOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin and Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Heidi Ettinger.

What other awards has The Sound of Music won?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Heidi Ettinger.

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?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce CoughlinOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin and Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Heidi Ettinger.

What awards has The Sound of Music won?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin Best Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Heidi Ettinger.

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

What productions of The Sound of Music have there 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.