Sunday, November 22, 2009

50 Years of "The Sound of Music"

Fifty years ago this past week, The Sound of Music, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. For those fortunate enough to have seen Mary Martin as Maria, this must bring back memories. For the rest of us who grew up with the 1965 film version and the incomparable Julie Andrews as our Fraulein Maria, we can only wonder where the time has gone and appreciate how lucky we are to have had this wonderful musical in our lives.