Top 100 Greatest Musicals Poll – Number 8 – The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music is voted Number 8 in our poll The 100 Greatest Musicals

Perhaps one of the most beloved musicals of all time thanks in main part to its movie adaptation, The Sound Of Music was the last collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. These two incredible musical writers would not only pick up where Showboat! left off and change the face of musicals forever, they would write musicals on a range of subjects that would be as timeless as the incredible music that accompanied them. The Sound of Music was no exception. With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound Of Music is based on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp. The music is set in Austria in 1938, on the eve of the Anschluss. Maria is a novice who takes a job as a governess at the behest of her Mother Superior. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t know the plot … Read more

The Sound Of Music UK Tour Trailer Released

The Sound Of Music

Producers have released an extended look preview of the 2015 UK tour of The Sound Of Music starring Danielle Hope. Featuring songs like Do-Re-Me, My Favourite Things, Edelwiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Climb Every Mountain and Sixteen Going On Seventeen, The Sound Of Music has become a firm family favourite since it opened on Broadway in 1959. The film adaptation of the stage musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Visit our Sound Of Music tour page for tour dates and booking information.

Cast announced for The Sound Of Music at The Curve

The Sound Of Music at The Curve Leicester

The Curve Theatre, Leicester announced casting for their forthcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music to be directed by Paul Kerryson. Casting will include Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). The production will open on 3rd December, with previews from 28 November and play until 17 January. Over the past five years Curve’s Christmas musicals have become increasingly popular, receiving widespread critical acclaim and attracting audiences from all over the UK. For more information visit The Curve Online