Richard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein II

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp



A tale of resistance, courage, and joy: The Sound of Music, whose story begins in the hills of Austria on the eve of the Nazis’ annexation, resonates as much today as during the musical’s 1959 premiere. Acclaimed director Francesca Zambello incorporates songs from both the theatrical version and its famous cinematic adaptation into her new production, a vibrant staging of the beloved story of the Von Trapp children, their stern father, and the novice-turned-governess Maria who changes their lives. The Wortham Theater is the perfect place to experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s original vision for their timeless musical, propelled by the full power of the world-class HGO Orchestra and Chorus and a peerless cast including world-famous mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as Maria and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the Captain. HGO’s Richard Bado takes the podium to conduct this classic family-friendly production. 

HGO is proud to include three community initiatives during performances of The Sound of Music. To learn more about these special themed experiences – Military Appreciation Day, Pride Night, and Mother’s Day – scroll to the Events & Resources section below.


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Events & Resources

Themed Performances

Military Appreciation Day
Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 PM
Pride Night
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 PM
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 PM

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Join us for events surrounding the performances, all curated to expand your connection to the production and socialize with fellow opera enthusiasts. 

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Opening Night for Young Professionals
Friday, April 26, 2024

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A family-friendly classic