Maria von Trapp, who attended the opening night efficiency, described Clark as “the most effective” Maria ever. Clark extended her preliminary six-month contract to thirteen months. It was the first stage manufacturing to include the 2 further songs (“Something Good” and “I Have Confidence”) that Richard Rodgers composed for the movie model. “My Favorite Things” had a similar context to the film model, while the brief verse “A Bell is No Bell” was prolonged right into a full-length song for Maria and the Mother Abbess. “The Lonely Goatherd” was set in a new scene at a village honest.
This production was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In 1981, at producer Ross Taylor’s urging, Petula Clark agreed to star in a revival of the show on the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s West End. Michael Jayston played Captain von Trapp, Honor Blackman was the Baroness … Read More