The Sound of Music

Photo taken by D'Mitrius Rios
My bestie and I saw the production

My Favorite Things

The Sound of Music tells the story of a woman named Maria Rainer on the journey of becoming a nun but breaks the rules by singing and getting caught by the other nuns. The Mother Abbess, head of the nunnery, decides to send Maria to a family to become their governess. While she is there, she ends up falling in love with the children and their father, Captain Georg Von Trapp. The captain gets an order to work for the German navy, but he is against the Nazis and decides to run away on foot to Austria over the mountains with Maria and his children after marrying her.


The Sound of Music is one of my favorite musicals because it has a message of appreciating your family and those who come into your life because they came into your life for a reason. My favorite song in the production is “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” because she runs away from her feelings for Captain Von Trapp and Mother Abbess encourages her to take every step toward accomplishing her dreams. The song is an inspirational anthem to help people find their purpose and direction in life.

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

The Sound of Music is written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The production is a true story and is based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The original Broadway production opened in 1959 starring Mary Martin and won five Tony Awards, but it was popular when it was adapted into a film in 1965 starring Julie Andrews and won five Academy Awards. It was also the last written musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein before Hammerstein died of stomach cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere. The songs from the production have become Broadway standards.

Tip: You can purchase tickets for the US Tour of The Sound of Music as it visits a city near you and purchases for both the UK and the US live productions are on Amazon.

Photo taken by D'Mitrius Rios