The Sound Of Music Hershey Tickets
The Sound of Music
The Broadway musical The Sound of Music was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. This beautiful, heartwarming story is based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. The Austrian governess’ memoir was filmed in 1956 as Die Trapp-Familie and was the inspiration for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s creation of the classic Broadway musical.
Having debuted on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 1959, The Sound of Music won five Tony Awards. In 1965, a film version was adapted from the Broadway musical and has become a worldwide family favorite. The movie was produced and directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version of The Sound of Music, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
The story is set in Austria in the 1930s, the time leading up to World War II. The main character is Maria, a free-spirited young woman studying to be a nun at the abbey. During her training, she is assigned the role of governess for seven children in the home of a widowed naval captain. She not only cares for the children and learns to love them, but she also brings a fresh love of music and life into their home. Romance blossoms between Maria and Captain von Trapp as Nazi ideals divide their beloved homeland of Austria. The family eventually has to flee over the mountains to freedom.
The Sound of Music on Stage
This new stage production of The Sound of Music is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray) and boasts a Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning score. Audiences love hearing the musical’s most noted songs, which include “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.??
Hershey Theatre is a 1,904-seat theater in downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania. This amazing theater is the area's premier performing arts center. Throughout the year, it hosts performances across a variety of genres, such as classical music, dance productions and Broadway shows that include world-renowned entertainers. Once you have purchased your tickets for The Sound of Music, check out other great shows at the Hershey Theatre like The Book of Mormon.
Trivia about The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music was the eighth and final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Hammerstein never saw the movie as he died of stomach cancer in 1960, nine months after the Broadway premiere in 1959.
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