This Saturday I am going to highlight Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Its a classic that doesn’t need much introduction. Mary Martin was the original Maria von Trapp and Julie Andrews played the role in the movie. The musical is set on the eve of Germany annexing Austria in 1938. Maria accepts the job as a governess and falls in love with the children and ultimately their father Captain von Trapp. The Nazis want Captain von Trapp to go into the German Navy. He and the family flee Austria into Switzerland. World War II is about a year away from breaking out in Europe. This has had many Broadway revivals. I hope you have a good weekend!
Mary Martin – The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews – The Sound of Music
Patricia Neway and Marion Marlowe – Maria
Mary Martin – My Favorite Things
Lauri Peters, William Snowden, Kathy Dunn and Jospeh Stweert – So Long, Farewell
Audra McDonald – Climb Every Mountain
Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Stephen Moyer – No Way to Stop it
Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews – Edwelwiss
Peggy Wood – Climb Every Mountain
Laura Benanti and Christian Borle – How Can Love Survive?