Five Facts About The Real von Trapp Family From The Sound of Music!
The Sound of Music became a Broadway classic that ran for 3.5 years with 1,500 performances. The production became a film in 1965 and has earned $2.366 billion. None of this would have been possible without the original von Trapp family and Maria A. Trapp’s memoir.
5 little-known facts about the real von Trapp family!
- The von Trapps did not escape by climbing a mountain but took a train out of Austria.
- After arriving in America, the Trapp Family Singers became Columbia’s most successful choral group.
- Maria was married to Mr. von Trapp for more than a decade before they fled Austria.
- Maria worked as a tutor to one von Trapp child, not a governess to them all.
- The oldest von Trapp child was not 16-going-on-17-year-old Liesl, but Rupert, who was born in 1911 and was a practicing physician by the time the family fled Austria in 1938.
The hills will be alive in Charlotte this November with the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award®-winning director Jack O’Brien. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy®-, and Academy Award®-winning best score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Don’t miss it Nov. 24-29 in Belk Theater! For best seats at the best price, get 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights Season Tickets now.