The Sound of Music

Original Broadway Production (1959)

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Musical Numbers Staging

Cast Highlights

Maria Rainer
Mother Abbess
Captain Georg von Trapp
Liesl von Trapp
Rolf Gruber
Elsa Schraeder
Max Detweiler
Sister Berthe
Sister Margaretta
Sister Sophia

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Preludium .... (Nuns of Nonnberg Abbey)
  • The Sound of Music .... Maria
  • Maria .... Mother Abbess, Sisters Margaretta, Berthe, Sophia
  • My Favorite Things .... Maria, Mother Abbess
  • Do Re Mi .... Maria, Children
  • You Are Sixteen .... Liesl, Rolf
  • The Lonely Goatherd .... Maria, Children
  • How Can Love Survive? .... Elsa, Max, Captain
  • The Sound of Music .... Maria, Captain, Children
  • So Long, Farewell .... Children
  • Climb Every Mountain .... Mother Abbess

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • No Way to Stop It .... Captain, Max, Elsa
  • Ordinary Couple .... Maria, Captain
  • Processional .... Ensemble
  • You Are Sixteen .... Maria, Liesel
  • Do Re Mi .... Maria, Captain, Children
  • Edelweiss .... Captain, Maria, Children
  • So Long, Farewell .... Maria, Captain, Children
  • Climb Every Mountain .... Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

The public's interest in seeing this Rodgers and Hermmerstein musical starring Mary Martin was so intense that there were complaints in the Philadelphia press about Rodgers and Hammerstein having consistently chosen to try out their shows in Boston rather than Philadelphia.

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Posters & Promo Art



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