"Bring the family and cheer for Maria, boo the Nazis, and cherish this cinematic masterpiece" reads press notes. The 6 PM evening, which begins with a costume parade, will be hosted by Melissa Peterman with the von Trapp Children as special guests. The pre-show will be followed by the 8 PM presentation of the "Sound of Music" film.
The Sound of Music originally opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Nov. 1959. Mary Martin headed a cast that also included Theodore Bikel and Patricia Neway. Julie Andrews starred in the award-winning film, and the most recent Broadway revival featured Rebecca Luker as the beloved Maria von Trapp. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score boasts such tunes as "Do Re Mi," "My Favorite Things," "The Sound of Music" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."
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"The Trapp Family Singers," Maria von Trapp's 1949 book that inspired the musical The Sound of Music, was based on the musical family who fled the Nazi rule prior to World War II.