The Sound of Music


Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Genre: Family
Duration: 120 min +
Cast Size: 4m / 7f, 5 girls, 2 boys, ensemble
Class: Full Length
Performing Groups: Elementary School, High School, College/University, Amateur/Community, Professional Theatre

“An irresistible score that’s always in tune!”

——Entertainment Weekly

“The show has considerable integrity and has weathered the years so well.”

——The Guardian


Tony Award: Best Musical / Best Featured Actress in a Musica / Best Scenic Design / Best Conductor and Musical Director / Best Actress in a Musical


When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.