Julie Andrews

Profile of a Performer: Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews brought the role of Maria to life on the screen in The Sound of Music. Andrews had only completed one film, not yet released, when she was cast in the role of Maria.   The director of the film The Sound of Music, Robert Weiss, was able to convince Walt Disney to allow him Read More

Mary Martin

Profile of a Performer: Mary Martin

The Sound of Music was originally conceived and developed as a project for the popular Broadway actress Mary Martin. So, who was Mary Martin? Mary Virginia Martin was born December 1, 1913 in Weatherford, Texas.  According to her autobiography, her childhood was “happy and secure.”  She was a tomboy, and enjoyed keeping her family entertained. Read More

von Trapp Family

The Song Continues with the Next Generation of Von Trapps

The song continues in the story of the Von Trapp family.  The next generation is continuing in their family tradition of sharing their hearts and songs through music. Sofia, Melanie, Amanda, Justin and August are all grandchildren of Werner von Trapp.  Werner was a member of the Trapp Family Singers and is Kurt in The Read More

Elisabeth von Trapp

The Music is Still Alive with Elisabeth von Trapp

Recently I had the privilege of meeting a von Trapp and hearing her perform. Elisabeth von Trapp is the daughter of Werner von Trapp, of the Trapp Family Singers.  Sound of Music fans may best recognize Werner in the character of Kirk. Elisabeth is one of Werner and his wife, Erika’s, six children.  She was Read More