The Sound of Music

Author(s): Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Company: Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Venue: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry Dates:

Inspired by the book The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, The Sound of Music is set in Austria, 1938, and tells the story of the irrepressible Maria as she begins to doubt her vocation, leaving her convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, a widower and retired naval officer.

She soon turns the Captain’s orderly life upside down and instils a love of music in his, as well as in each of his children’s hearts.

But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a difficult decision that will change their lives forever.

Featuring songs including "Climb Ev’ry Mountain", "The Sound of Music", "My Favourite Things", "Do-Re-Mi", and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", The Sound of Music received five Tony Awards and five Oscars for the 1965 film version featuring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

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