The Sound of Music Blog

The Sound of Music Blog is a mini-journal about the world's favorite musical. It...

- lets you know of any changes or additions to The Sound of Music Guide

- keeps you informed of any shows that have been scheduled around the world

- brings you news of anything 'Sound of Music'


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Sep 24, 2016

Charmian Carr

Charmian Carr played Liesl von Trapp in the world's favorite musical, The Sound of Music. What has she been doing since?

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Jan 27, 2016

The lost nun

I recently acquired the new (and fabulously mastered) 50th Anniversary Sound of Music soundtrack CD, and I thought it might be an interesting exercise

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Jan 27, 2016

The 50th Anniversary Soundtrack

I'm sure even the most die-hard Sound of Music fans (like me) were less than enthused by the prospect of buying, yet again, a CD of the movie soundtrack,

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Dec 01, 2015

The Sound of Music Guide - Everything you need to know about the movie...

Comprehensive information about the cast and crew, The Sound of Music stage show. Take the Salzburg tour. Been to a Sing-a-long? We have party ideas, memorabilia, and so much more.

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Mar 02, 2015

The Sound of Music Fiftieth Anniversary

It's fifty years since the legendary movie was released. Find our list of events celebrating The Sound of Music Fiftieth Anniversary...

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Mar 01, 2015

Spot Maria

In the background of I have confidence under the arcs a woman walks through - this is the real, original Maria Von Trapp they gave her a cameo as an extra

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Mar 01, 2015

Doe a deer...

For the Do A Deer scene - eight flash cards that are 2 sided. card 1 - front side - a doe. back side - do C2 - fs - sun rays - bs - re C3* - fs - an

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Apr 07, 2014

Winner of Singalong Fancy Dress Competition, Victoria, BC

Congratulations to this young lad for scooping 1st Prize in the Sound of Music Singalong Competition at the Vic Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada on April

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Dec 09, 2013

Eleanor Parker - as the Baroness in The Sound of Music

The versatile Eleanor Parker starred in the greatest musical of all time. Find out what she did before and after The Sound of Music

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Dec 05, 2013

The Sound of Music Live! 5th December

Check your TV schedule for Thursday 5th December, so that you don't miss NBC's screening of 'The Sound of Music Live'. It stars country singer Carrie Underwood as Maria, "True Blood" favorite Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, and Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess. It is produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.Sound

The show is an adaptation of the original Broadway Show, not the 1965 movie, and lasts for three hours.

Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the movie, has given the show her blessing, saying "I think she's (Carrie Underwood) great, it's going to be the original show, I believe, and I think after 40 or 50 years, it's probably time somebody else had a crack at it."

May 17, 2013

The Sound of Music in London's Regent's Park.

The An exciting outdoor production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is taking place this summer in London, England. It is happening at the charming Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park from July 25th until September 7th 2013.


Charlotte Wakefield has been cast as Maria von Trapp with Michael Xavier as Captain von Trapp. Charlotte Wakefield has recently starred in the West End stage production of Mamma Mia while Michael Xavier starred in the musical, Love Story.

What a great venue to see our favorite musical!

May 13, 2013

The Sound of Music 'live' TV Show Date Announced

NBC's live broadcastSound of The Sound of Music has just been announced for Thursday December 5th 2013. The network is planning an adaptation of the original Broadway show, starring country singer Carrie Underwood, who will be leading the cast as Maria von Trapp. Make sure you put this in your diary!


May 11, 2013

Julie Andrews speaks at the University of Colorado

Julie Andrews spoke to over 6,000 graduating students at the Univerity of Colorado today, Friday 10th May. JulieDuring her inspirational speech she made references to The Sound of Music and said "Wherever your path takes you, make the arts a meaningful part of your life in some way. Honestly they are food for the soul. They revitalize us. They transport us. Inspire us. Shape us. Humble us. They connect us worldwide in ways that nothing else can."If you would like to see the whole speech click on this link.

Apr 16, 2013

Charmian Carr And Her New Chair

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl, the oldest von Trapp child in The Sound of Music movie, has run her own successful Interior Design business in California for many years, and perhaps her most famous client was Michael Jackson.
She has recently been commissioned by award-winning furniture making company Palacek, along with four other well-known Interior Designers, to design their ‘fantasy inspiration’ chair, and here is the result. It’s called ‘Hollywood’, and you can enter a draw for a chance to win one.

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Apr 12, 2013

Sound of Music Show

The Sound of Music Show might be happening near you.....check out show and singalong venues and dates around the World.

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Apr 07, 2013

We Went as 3 Favorite Things

Attended and participated in the Singalong at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. We dressed as a girl in white dress with blue satin sash, brown paper

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Mar 27, 2013

Middlesbrough Theatre Production

Teesside Musical Theatre Company's production of The Sound of Music is indeed at Middlesbrough Theatre on 15-20 April 2013. The success of ticket sales

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Mar 27, 2013

What happened to the Hollywood sets & design plans made for the movie?

Does anyone know where the set design plans are for the interior of the Von Trapp home used in the making of the movie? I can't seem to find anything

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Mar 12, 2013

Julie Andrews Going Down Under

Attention all Aussies and Kiwis who love The Sound of Music.

Julie For the first time ever, Julie Andrews will be appearing on stage in Australia and New Zealand. An Evening With Julie Andrews is happening from 18th May to 5th June in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Auckland, and will be hosted by Nicholas Hammond who played Friedrich in The Sound of Music movie.

Julie's Australian and New Zealand appearances are a live "interview-style" retrospective of her extraordinary career featuring unseen film clips and audience questions & answers. It does not feature live singing.

Tickets are now on sale.

Feb 27, 2013

Photos of Mehlweg and the final scene

Hi, I did visit the site of Mehlweg. I am attaching some photos. The first photo is looking in the same direction Maria runs down the mountain when she

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Feb 18, 2013

Just Announced -
Your Favorite Sound of Music Tour to Austria

Do you love The Sound of Music? Would you like to visit Salzburg? SalzburgWe are excited to announce a fabulous eight-day Sound of Music Tour, with a wonderful itinerary full of things to see and do around the movie locations in this beautiful part of Austria. Click here to find out more details , and to take a look at the mouth-watering schedule.

Jan 10, 2013

Maria von Trapp At My Home

Just saw the Sound of Music for the umpteenth time. Maria von Trapp stayed at my family's home in the 60s. I remember her as a cheerful and kind woman.

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Dec 15, 2012

Panorama Tours - for a special Salzburg Experience

Panorama Tours offer an extensive choice of tours around the Salzburg area, and a range of hotel accommodation to suit all budgets...

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Nov 29, 2012

Sound of Music Shows Coming Up Soon

If you live in the south-east of England, there is a show coming your way in the New Year....

TWODS present The Sound Of Music at The Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, Kent from 16-20 April 2013.Tickets on sale at 0845 269 1889

Across the pond, on the west coast of Canada there is a Sound of Music Show coming up in December....

Victoria Operatic Society presents The Sound of Music
at McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, Vancouver Island
From December 7th - 16th 2012
Tickets:
Thru the VOS Office - Call 250-381-1021
Box Office - at the McPherson Playhouse
RMTS Online Box Office
By Phone McPherson Box Office:250-386-6121
Toll-Free: 1-888-717-6121(Have your credit card ready)

Nov 26, 2012

Directions to Do Re Mi Picnic Meadow

If you are looking to find the meadow where the Do Re Mi opening scene was filmed then here are the directions: Take the A10 south from Salzburg,and Werfen

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Nov 25, 2012

Ray (a drop of golden sun), Doe (a deer), Bread & Jam, Nun, Maria, Brown Paper Package tied up with String, Fraulein Schweiger (aka the bowing lady) & German Soldier

Our Family has 10 girls (Grandmothers 3, Children 3 and Granddaughters 4. In 2007 we started doing Tea for Ten Tea Parties, which have progressed in to

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Nov 22, 2012

Do-re-mi Location Found!

MariaOur appeal for directions to the meadow where the start of the 'Do Re Mi' song was filmed came up trumps!

A BIG thank you to Richard from Yarm-on-Tees in England, for coming up with the directions. They have not been verified yet, but his directions to Mehlweg Hill, where the opening sequence of The Sound of Music movie was filmed, were very accurate.

To find the directions click here to go to the thread, then scroll down to the comments section.

We look forward to hearing from anyone who makes it to this beautiful spot. Don't forget to take your camera!

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Nov 12, 2012

Finding the 'Do-re-mi' Picnic Location

Do-re-miWe need your help! We're trying to find directions to the lovely alpine meadow above the Salzach Valley in Austria where the start of the song 'Do-re-mi' was filmed, with Hohenwerfen Fortress in the background. Has anyone been there, and found the spot?

I went to Werfen with my family several years ago as part of our own Sound of Music Tour, but didn't succeed in finding the exact location.

Please let us know if you have, so that we can share it with our readers who want to visit this famous and spectacular location.

Nov 08, 2012

Sound of Music Costume Patterns

Costume patterns are a great way to help make your own dress for a Sound of Music party or singalong? Buy a pattern to start on that fabulous Liesl, Maria or Baroness dress.

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Oct 01, 2012

Julie Andrews' latest book 'Treasury For All Seasons' published

TreasuryThe latest book in the Julie Andrews Collection, called 'Treasury for All Seasons' is available at selected bookstores on October 2nd 2012, a day after Julie's 77th birthday. The book is co-written by Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, with illustrations by Marjorie Priceman. For more details go to our Julie Andrews Collection page, where you can also purchase the new book.