The Sound of Music Memphis Tickets
The Sound of Music Memphis tickets
The Sound of Music is loosely based on the lives of the Von Trapp family and their escape from Nazi Austria during the 1930s. The story came to the attention of the Broadway team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II when they saw the 1956 German documentary film, The Von Trapp Family. The story tells of a postulant in a Salzburg abbey (Maria) who is send to be a governess to a wealthy widowed navy captain with seven young children. The original Broadway production ran for more than four years and spawned a series of traveling productions, as well as the popular, Academy-Award winning 1963 movie with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
The play is performed in two acts with an intermission. Sets include the abbey at Salzburg, the interior and garden of the Von Trapp family mansion and the stage of the Salzburg Music Festival.
The Sound of Music Memphis's history
The Sound of Music was the last musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It debuted on Broadway in November, 1959 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a brief tryout in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It moved to the Mark Hellinger Theater in November 1962. The original Broadway cast included Mary Martin as Maria, Theodore Bikel as Captain Von Trapp and Patricia Neway and the Mother Abbess.
The original Broadway production closed on June 15, 1963 after more than 1,400 performances. It won eight Tony awards, including those for Best Musical, Best Direction in a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical (Mary Martin). The entire children's cast was nominated for a Tony in the Best Featured Actress category even though two of the ensemble were boys.The Sound of Music debuted in London in 1961 and ran for more than 2,300 performances. The musical was revived on Broadway in 1998 and in London in 2006.
The Sound of Music Memphis's story
The story begins in Salzburg at the abbey, where Maria is a well-loved but rebellious nun in training. She has no experience with children when she is sent to the Von Trapp household, but quickly learns she has an affinity with both the children and their father. She and the captain fall in love and marry amid the growing political tensions of impending Nazi occupation of Austria.
The Sound of Music features music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein and a book by Howard Lindsay. Songs from the musical include "My Favorite Things," Edelweiss," "Climb Every Mountain," and "The Sound of Music." The original Broadway recording sold three million copies and was No. 1 on the Billboard chart for 16 weeks in 1961.
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