By Hank Sheffer
“The Sound of Music,” the world’s most beloved musical, graces the Zao Theatre stage by means of April 17, that includes the music of Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, ebook by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, as instructed by the memoirs of Maria Augusta von Trapp.
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The unique Broadway manufacturing, an inspirational story, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven youngsters of the imperious Capt. von Trapp, bringing music and pleasure to the family. That authentic manufacturing starred Mary Martin as Maria and gained 5 Tony Awards in 1959 together with Finest Musical. The present was tailored to movie and went on to take its place within the 1966 cinematic historical past books with Julie Andrews within the starring position. All in all, The Sound of Music garnered Tony and Grammy Awards, an Oscar for Finest Rating and much too many further awards to say right here.
By November 1966, The Sound of Music had grow to be the highest-grossing movie of all-time surpassing Gone With The Wind. It held that distinction for 5 years. The movie proved simply as well-liked all through the world, breaking earlier box-office information in 29 nations. In 1998, the American Movie Institute listed The Sound of Music because the fourth biggest film musical within the historical past of movie musicals. In 2001, the US Library of Congress chosen the movie for preservation within the Nationwide Movie Registry, discovering it “culturally, traditionally or aesthetically vital.”
The present options a number of the most pleasant, if not infectious, songs of all time. It’s an endearing love story set in Austria on the daybreak of World Warfare II with one of the crucial thrilling and inspirational finales ever offered within the theatre. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Household is right here at Zao Theatre to as soon as once more thrill its audiences. Come hear your favorites songs, “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi” and naturally, the title music — “The Sound of Music.”
Editor’s word: Hank Sheffer is publicity director for Zao Theatre.