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A classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

Story: Maria, a nun who is causing the Abbey trouble is sent off to be governess to Captain Von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Maria teaches them to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, but when the Nazis invade Austria, the whole family is forced to flee to safety.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Librettist: Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Mark Hellinger Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 16, 1959
Total Performances: 1443
Original Cast: Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, Patricia Neway, Kurt Kaszner, Marion Marlowe, Lauri Peters, Brain Davies, John Randolph, Nan McFarland, Joey Heatherton
Director: Vincent J. Donehue
Choreographer: Joe Layton
Producer: Leland Hayward, Richard Halliday, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Lucinda Ballard
Lighting Design: Jean Rosenthal

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 12, 1998
Total Performances: 533
Original Cast: Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry, Patti Cohenour, Fred Applegate, Matthew Ballinger, Andrea Bowen, Ann Brown, Patricia Conolly, Dashiell Eaves, Gina Ferrall, Natalie Hall, Martha Hawley, Ryan Hopkins, Timothy Landfield, Jeanne Lehman, Jan Maxwell, Gannon McHale, Ashley Rose Orr, Reno Roop, Tracy Alison Walsh, Sara Zelle
Director: Susan H. Schulman
Choreographer: Michael Lichtefeld
Producer: Hallmark Entertainment, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Richard Frankel and Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director: Michael Rafter
Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design: Heidi Ettinger
Costume Design: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design: Paul Gallo

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