The final 1965 collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. The musical originated with the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Maria_von_Trapp).
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 (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Austria) has been invaded by the Nazis (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Nazism), 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 (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/World_War_II) provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
- Producer: Adam Sander
- Stage Director: Tanya LaFond
- Technical Director: Helen James
- Music Director: Joseph S. Fuoco
- Sound Technician: Paul Harvey
- Lighting Technician: Marcel Charette