Family Friday: Great Performances presents ‘The Sound of Music’

Gather your loved ones for a Friday evening on Arizona PBS the whole family will enjoy. This week, “Great Performances” presents a U.K. broadcast of “The Sound of Music.”

8 p.m. Great Performances “The Sound of Music”

Beloved by generations of audiences worldwide, “The Sound of Music” tells the story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 hit stage musical garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the blockbuster 1965 movie adaptation won five Oscars, including Best Picture. Now “Great Performances” presents the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this great classic of the American musical theater. Among the many classic songs featured in the score are “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and more.

Want to enjoy it again and again? Get the “Sound of Music” CD/DVD combo with our thanks for donating to Arizona PBS.

“Great Performances” is presenting a collection of Broadway-related programs this month. Find the rest of the lineup here and catch them all on Arizona PBS.

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