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So how did you guys do it? What was your production like?


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So...
A musical
based on a movie
based on a musical
based on a play
based on a novel
based on a true story

Sounds dumb.


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well basically we cut the Maria-Mother Abbess version of My Favorite Things, added I Have Confidence, cut An Ordinary Couple and replaced it with Something Good, and moved Lonely Goatherd to the Nazi Concert. Everything else I believe stayed the same.


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Post The True Story
The National Archives website has a copy of Maria von Trapp's Declaration of Intention, filed in 1944, and her Petition for Naturalization, filed in 1948. In both documents, which were signed under oath, she states that she was married to the captain on November 26, 1927, and that their first child, Rosemarie, was born on February 8, 1928, which is only 2 months, 13 days, later. Thus, she was about 7 months pregnant when she married the captain.

If "Princess Yvonne" existed, I suspect it was she, not the captain, who broke off any engagement. Also, since Maria was pregnant and unmarried, the advice from Reverend Mother that it was "the Will of God" for her to get married certainly has a different meaning than the one attempted to be conveyed in the movie.

Maria has told various inconsistent stories. In the December 19, 1938, issue of TIME magazine, there is an article which states that she is the mother of all the children. In her 1949 book, she describes the whistle scene when she first met the captain and the children. In her 1972 book, however, she admits that the captain was not home when she first arrived, and that she was introduced to the children by the housekeeper.

The musical and the movie tell a great story, but there is little truth in it.


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NoWayToStopIt wrote:
well basically we cut the Maria-Mother Abbess version of My Favorite Things, added I Have Confidence, cut An Ordinary Couple and replaced it with Something Good, and moved Lonely Goatherd to the Nazi Concert. Everything else I believe stayed the same.


that sounds more like the broadway revival...not the movie.

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Yes, they had already said that their production mirrored the Broadway revival.

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Celeste_SM wrote:
It would be a revival and you'd have to go to R&H for rights. And I am doubtful you'd be successful in getting permission for such major changes. I think if you did it, you need to stick with your premise of copying the film and should not put in How Can Love Survive. JMHO.
You wouldn't just have to go to R&H. You would have to go to FOX as well, and I'm doubtful you would get permission there either.


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not to mention how can love survive and no way to stop it are the 2 best songs in the show.

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I was so mad when my high school's production cut "No Way To Stop It". That was my favorite song of the show!

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