CHICAGO, IL — For the first time in 45 years, the entire cast of The Sound of Music
will gather for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion on the Oprah Show
stage on Friday, October 29, 2010. Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, along with fellow cast members Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl), will reunite and reveal the stories behind one of the world's most beloved movie musicals. Together for the first time in nearly half a century, the cast shares secrets from the set, reminiscences about their time together and what their lives have been like in the years since the movie was released. Finally, the Von Trapp Children—a singing group featuring members of the real Von Trapp family—pay their own special tribute to the film that made their family name known throughout the world.
Considered by many to be the most successful movie musical in history*, The Sound of Music
took home five Oscars®, including Best Picture, in 1965. Its first release lasted more than four and a half years. It is shown annually on network television; has been released for home entertainment on VHS, Laser Disc and DVD; has recently been digitally remastered and restored for its high-definition Blu-ray debut November 2; unites new fans and old through the amazing SINGALONG SOUND OF MUSIC events nationwide; and the soundtrack CD is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, having gone platinum more than 12 times. Its landmark score includes some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook, including "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Do Re Mi," "16 Going on 17" and the title song.
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