“The Sound Of Music” Turns 50

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Theatre1 Comment

Fifty years ago today, The Sound of Music opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Odd. I had a dream about that show (sort of) this weekend.

Did you know that Christopher Plummer didn't like working in the film, calling it "The Sound of Mucus"? He even detested singing the song 'Edelweiss,' calling it "schmaltzy."

'Edelweiss' was the last song written by Oscar Hammerstein (it was written for the movie).