Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sound of Music - The Musical
|Who played Captain Georg Von Trapp and Maria Rainer in the movie?||Sound of Music
Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews.
|Where does the family escape to at the end of the movie?||Sound of Music
over the mountains into Switzerland.
|What is the name of the messenger boy that likes Liesl and ends up becoming a Nazi?||Sound of Music
|What prompts the Captain to agree to his children performing at the Salzburg festival?||Sound of Music
the family is caught while trying to escape from Austria by the Nazi, Herr Zeller.
|What is the name of the dance the children want Maria to teach them?||Sound of Music
|Who does Captain Von Trapp bring back with him from Vienna?||Sound of Music
his girlfriend, Elsa Shraeder, and Max Detweiler.
old curtains that hung in Maria's room.
'My Favorite Things'. She sings it first as a solo, and then as a duet with Maria.
Marionettes. Most stage versions use finger or hand puppets.
Mary Martin. Julie Andrews played her in the movie.
'An Ordinary Couple'. In the movie it's 'Something Good'.
No . He yells for him in the movie. In the play he yells, but sees Liesl's face and tells him there is no one there.
Elsa Schraeder. The Baroness sings 'How Can Love Survive' with Max and 'No Way to Stop It' with George and Max. Max coincidentally sings in the play but not the movie.
'The Lonely Goatherd'. In the movie they sing 'My Favorite Things', but in the play it is peformed by Maria and Reverend Mother.
Brigitta. Brigitta will always tell you exactly what she thinks, especially when you don't want to hear it. At this particular moment Max is being questioned on why the von Trapps are not flying the flag of the Third Reich.
Maria. The line continues "...and you belong to him." Maria sings this to Leisl after she is heartbroken because Rolf joined the Nazi party and entered the military.
All of these characters sing the lyric (Captain Von Trapp, Liesl Von Trapp, Maria Rainer Von Trapp). All those listed above sing at the concert before the Von Trapp family flees for Switzerland. The lyric is taken from the song "Edelweiss".
Liesl. To which her father responds with a quick "No!" This lyric comes from the song "So Long, Farewell".
The Lonely Goatherd. One of the most fun songs of the entire movie!
Brigitta. This lyric is from the song "The Lonely Goatherd", featured in the little entertaining show the kids put on. Besides Maria, only Kurt and Brigitta get solo lines.
Rolf . Before his Nazi days, Rolfe was a sweet teen with all the cares of normal lads (including girls!) This lyric is from the song "Sixteen Going on Seventeen".
The hills are alive. The complete line justifies the title: "The hills are alive, with the sound of music." This scene features Julie Andrews in the breathtaking Austrian Alps.
Switzerland. The Von Trapps eventually settled in the U.S. near Stowe, Vermont.
white. "Eidelweiss" is the last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote together.
a year or two. This reprise was used in the 1965 film version, but the film did not include the short opening verse that begins, "A bell is no bell till you ring it."
Maria. I guess the answer to "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" is to marry her off.
|The Captain realizes that he's in love with Maria, and Elsa gallantly steps aside. As a declaration of their love, Maria and the Captain sing about being "An Ordinary Couple". According to the song, who or what will be by their side?||All About "The Sound Of Music"
the children. This song was not used in the 1965 film version, but was replaced by "Something Good", with words and music by Richard Rodgers.
not try to fight the Nazi takeover of Austria. The Captain gets very upset that they would even consider being silent about the Anschluss (the name given to the Nazi takeover of Austria).
"all the love you can give". The original Broadway production of "The Sound Of Music" opened on November 16, 1959 and ran for 1,443 performances. Sadly, Oscar Hammerstein II died nine months after the Broadway opening on August 23, 1960.