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Great Performances, The Sound of Music

Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. on Western Reserve PBS

Premiering on Broadway in 1959, the final collaboration of Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers debuted just nine months before Hammerstein’s untimely death in 1960 at the age of 65. The inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers’ escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism also achieved iconic status with the release of the blockbuster movie version in 1965.

This version, produced in the United Kingdom, stars Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelley as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbes.


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Kara Tointon and Julian Ovenden.
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