The Sound of Music is a musical based on Maria von Trapp’s biography The Trapp Family Singers, published in 1949.
The musical, set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, follows the story of Maria, a governess for a large family who is contemplating becoming a nun.
Maria gradually falls in love with the children and Captain von Trapp, their widower father. He is forced to accept a commission in the German navy, which he resists since he is anti-Nazi. He and Maria agree to take the children out of Austria.
The Sound of Music had its world premiere at New Haven’s Shubert Theatre in October and November 1959, followed by a brief run in Boston. The musical closed on June 15, 1963, after 1,443 performances.
What are the 7 children’s names in Sound of Music?
The names of the children are; Liesl von Trapp, age 16, Friedrich von Trapp, age 14, Louisa von Trapp, age 13, Kurt von Trapp, age 11, Brigitta von Trapp, age 10, Marta von Trapp, age 7 and Gretl von Trapp, age 5.