Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp's 1949 memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Rodgers and Hammerstein's immortal 1959 musical has touched the hearts of audiences around the world. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, this delightful and inspiring story unfolds as Maria, a high-spirited postulant who is not quite fitting into the life as a nun is dispatched by her mother superior to serve as governess for the seven unruly children of a stern widowed naval Captain, Baron Georg von Trapp. It's only a matter of time before her warmth and generosity of spirit captivate the children and melt Captain von Trapp's crusty exterior. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children.
The beautiful score, which includes "Edelweiss", "Climb Every Mountain", "My Favorite Things", "Do-Re-Me", "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" and "The Sound of Music", has made the final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein one of the world's most beloved musicals.