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The Sound of Music: Diamond Jubilee
Ilsley Public Library
In 1959, Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre premiered a musical on an unlikely topic: an Austrian family who had become famous for escaping Nazi Germany. The Sound of Music went on to win five Tony Awards, along with five Academy Awards in its film adaptation. Pianist and scholar Robert Wyatt discusses the history of the musical as well as the audience’s reaction, then and now.
Underwriter: Tapia & Huckabay, P.C.
Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek
For more information
- Catch up on the musical before the talk! Northern Stage is putting on The Sound of Music, now until January 5.
- Robert Wyatt’s musical knowledge is wide-ranging; check out his book The Gershwin Reader.
Video clip of “Do-Re-Mi,” a favorite song from The Sound of Music: