Winner of five Academy Awards, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics
by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book of the same title by Howard
Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the movie is based on the memoir of Maria
von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers."
from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss," "My
Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi" and the title
song, "The Sound of Music."
Ticket price will be $5 for all shows and will include the
Lincoln Theater 4 is located at 215 S. Kickapoo St., just off the
courthouse square in downtown Lincoln.
About the movie
"The Sound of Music" is one of the most popular and entertaining
films of all time. Like "The Wizard of Oz," this family-friendly
feature is well-known the world over and beloved by generations, due
in large part to becoming an annual television event.
Upon its initial release, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic
received a multitude of awards including Oscars for best picture,
best editing, best sound, best music score and best director for the
versatile and highly honored Robert Wise, who also directed
best-picture winner "West Side Story." Interestingly enough, Wise
agreed to direct after the film had been abandoned by William Wyler
and only if 20th Century Fox agreed to finance his next picture,
"The Sand Pebbles."
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Based on a real family and the events in their life, this
audience favorite tells the story of Maria, who, after proving too
high-spirited for the other nuns in her convent, is sent off to work
as a governess for the unruly children in the Von Trapp family in
1930s Austria, just before the outbreak of World War II. Julie
Andrews, in only her third film, stars as the young and effervescent
novice who charms her charges and wins the heart of their strict
military father, played by Christopher Plummer, who ironically is
known to actually despise the film. Throw in Nazis for some
villainous adventure and angelic nuns for comic relief, and you have
a film described as "well-constructed, perfectly written,
wonderfully acted and brilliantly executed." Simply put, "The Sound
of Music" has everything one could want in a movie. It's a timeless
classic every family should share.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Theater 4]