The Sound of Music Celebrates Golden Anniversary!

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“Doe, a deer, a female deer…”, so goes the song Do-Re-Mi made famous by the Broadway play and its movie with the same title The Sound of Music. The song became a staple as teaching tool in learning music for generations and has been hummed by old and young alike for fifty years. With lyrics from Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the musical became a hit on Broadway, and the movie, catapulted the young Julie Andrews to stardom captivating audiences worldwide while capturing eight Tony Awards as musicale in Broadway and five Academy Awards as a movie. It became a classic icon for all generations.

The Wolf Trap Foundation recently made a revival of the musicale at the Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia to celebrate the golden anniversary of the musicale. Based on the story of the Von Trapp family and the erstwhile nun Maria, tutor and governess for Georg Ludwig von Trapp’s children, the musicale will run from August 31 to September 5.

Mandy Bruno, an Emmy nominated actress, with a soprano voice that is acclaimed to be the same as the young Julie Andrews during her heyday, will play Maria. This gives the iconic play a boost to its prestigious name as it celebrates its golden anniversary. So “how do you solve a problem like Maria…” , just go and watch the timeless musicale.

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