Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
Oscar Hammerstein II
Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Perhaps the world’s most beloved musical, this final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein and treasure of American musical theater and film needs no further introduction than the mention of any one of its many glorious songs: Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Edelweiss, or Climb Every Mountain. Winner of 6 Tony Awards on the Broadway Stage and 5 motion picture Academy Awards, its story and music appeal to the goodness in us all, as we follow the journey of the spirited Maria Rainer – from misfit postulant to lovable governess of the seven von Trapp children to supportive wife of Captain von Trapp himself. The intricate wedding processional is a scenic delight, and the benediction of the Mother Abbess as the Von Trapps prepare for an escape over the Austrian mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever composed for a theatrical production.