This day in history: 'The Sound of Music' premiered on Broadway

9 of the Most Interesting 'Sound of Music' Facts
9 of the Most Interesting 'Sound of Music' Facts

"The hill are alive, with the Sound of Music!"

That's right "The Sound of Music" fans, the very popular play first hit Broadway 56 years ago today. Adapted from the memoir of Maria von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," "The Sound of Music" follows the musically talented von Trapp family.

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Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as a nanny to the von Trapp family while she decides on whether or not to become a nun.

Most notably from the musical, besides the incredible portrayal of Maria by the one and only, Julie Andrews in the movie version, is the insanely beautiful music.

With songs like "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music," the music has transcended every musical to follow.

In fact, it was just this past March that the movie adaptation of the musical turned 50! Andrews, alongside the likes of Christopher Plummer, transformed the Broadway version into a national treasure.

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