Watch a Live Production of 'The Sound of Music' on PBS This November
PBS Great Performances: It’s one of our favorite things.
You’ve seen the stage show, you’ve seen the movie—now you can see a live musical version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on PBS Great Performances in November. The program is a re-broadcast of 2015’s live musical adaptation of the musical starring Kara Tointon as Maria and Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.
The Sound of Music Live is based on the original 1959 Broadway show penned by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as the Oscar-winning film adaptation which premiered in 1965 and starred Julie Andrews. Of this rebroadcast, PBS says, “Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this great classic of the American musical theater.” It's a reimagining, but the classics are still there; tune in for new renditions of beloved songs, including “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev'ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and all the rest.
Watch the trailer:
New to The Sound of Music? PBS sums it up: “Beloved by generations of audiences worldwide, The Sound of Music tells the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism.” This live musical version brings that story to life once more and stars Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, The Halcyon), Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey, Smash), Katherine Kelley (The Night Manager, Mr Selfridge), Alexander Armstrong (Match Point, Scoop), and Maria Friedman (EastEnders, Casualty).
Put some quality time with Maria and the von Trapps on your calendar in November. To watch, tune in to PBS Great Performances on Friday, November 9 at 9 p.m. EST. Be sure to check your local listings for any programming or timing changes. It will also be available to stream online from November 10 through 21 via PBS Passport. It will be available again beginning Monday, December 26, when you can find it on pbs.org/gperf and on PBS apps.
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Is The Sound of Music one of your favorite musicals? Will you be tuning in when this rebroadcast airs on PBS in November?