Get tickets, how to see The Sound of Music at Zach Theatre in Austin

Amanda Rivera plays Maria in "The Sound of Music" at Zach Theatre.

Zach Theatre’s sky-high take on “The Sound of Music” keeps everything you love about the Broadway classic — and then adds just enough theatrical flair to make you treasure it all the more.

Without altering the essential qualities of the 1959 stage version of the musical, which starred Mary Martin, director Dave Steakley and team, in ways both subtle and bold, usher the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein show  about the Austrian Von Trapp singing family into the 21st century.

It should be first noted that the 1965 mega-hit movie with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer differs in key ways from the stage musical, which is much more intimate and includes songs dropped from the film. Happily, Steakley and his longtime music director, Allen Robertson, skewed closely to the words, music, style and structure of the 1959 rendering.

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