Great American Musicals: The Sound of Music


In 1965 there burst upon the movie scene a musical destined to be one of the greatest ever: The Sound of Music. Nominated for ten Academy Awards and winner of five, it grossed more than any other movie up until that time. A number of factors combined to give it its place in movie history. It was based upon a true story, the story of the Von Trapp family, who left Austria ahead of the Nazis for a new home in America. It starred Julie Andrews and a crew of delightful child actors and actresses. It was filmed partly on location in picturesque Salzburg, Austria, and the surrounding mountains. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, two of the most gifted composers and lyricists in American history. We’ll go behind the scenes to watch the cast and crew as they turned out an American classic. And, of course, we’ll try our hand at singing the songs: “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and more!

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