The Sound Of Music - A Great Family Musical

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was the Broadway home of the original musical production of The Sound Of Music which opened on November 16, 1959. This musical was the last collaboration by Rogers and Hammerstein. Oscar Hammerstein II died only nine short months after the show opened on Broadway.

The original stars of the Broadway production were Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel.

The Broadway production was followed by a London production in 1961 at the Palace Theatre, which starred Jean Bayliss and Roger Dann.

There was also an Australian production at the Melbourne Princess Theatre which opened in 1961. This production starred June Bronhill and Peter Graves.

There have been numerous revivals of this wonderful musical throughout the world. In 2009, there is a tour scheduled in the United Kingdom. It is scheduled to open on July 26th at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.



Main Characters


  • Maria Rainer Soprano
  • Sister Berthe Mezzo
  • Sister Sophia Mezzo
  • Sister Margaretta Mezzo
  • Mother Abbess Soprano
  • Liesl Mezzo
  • Herr Zeller
  • Gretl Mezzo
  • Marta Mezzo
  • Brigitta
  • Kurt Soprano
  • Louisa Mezzo
  • Rolf Gruber Baritone
  • Max Detweiler Baritone
  • Elsa Schraeder Alto
  • Captain Georg von TrappBaritone
  • Admiral von Shreiber
  • Franz
  • Friedrich Soprano
  • Frau Schmidt





Musical Numbers By Act

Act I

  • Praeludium - The Nuns
  • The Sound of Music - Maria
  • How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? - The Nuns
  • My Favorite Things - Maria and the Mother Abbess
  • Do-Re-Mi - Maria and the Children
  • Sixteen Going On Seventeen - Rolf and Liesl
  • The Lonely Goatherd - Maria and the Children
  • How Can Love Survive - Max and Elsa
  • The Sound of Music (Reprise) - Maria, the Captain and the Children
  • Ländler
  • So Long, Farewell - The Children
  • Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Mother Abbess



Act II

  • No Way to Stop It - Max, the Captain and Elsa
  • An Ordinary Couple - Maria and the Captain
  • Processional - The Nuns
  • Sixteen Going On Seventeen (Reprise) - Maria and Liesl
  • Do-Re-Mi (Reprise) - Maria, the Captain and the Children
  • Edelweiss - The Captain, Maria and the Children
  • So Long, Farewell (Reprise) - Maria, the Captain and the Children
  • Finale - The Nuns

All songs listed here were included in the original production. In alternate versions changes were made. Please consult the version of your production for any revisions.

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