I once played a nun in "The Sound of Music"
By Kevin Michael Murphy(Actor-Voice Teacher)
I love "The Sound of Music".
As a child, I must've watched the VHS of the 1965 film 100 times. One reason is because I couldn't get enough of it. The other, is that it was one of the 3 VHS tapes my Grandma owned, and as an "indoor" kid it was always the best possible option when staying at her condo in New Jersey.
What is not to like about a musical that has both Nazis and a song entitled "The Lonely Goatherd"?
Seriously, Maria...what is it you c#nt face?
I'm gonna go ahead and say that this song is perhaps one of the best songs ever written for any musical...ever.
Aside from the song mentioned above, my favorite scene is when Rolf and Leisel sing "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" in the gazebo. To this day I can't go by a gazebo without out humming the song or doing a full out dance routine.
As a 10 year old, I thought that Leisel was just the prettiest girl I'd ever seen.
So pretty, that a few years later I'd go on to read this book...
This book made me gay.
Nerd Alert! Check out some clips here of the original screen tests for the film! (I particularly loved the one of Marni Nixon singing all the female songs)