The hills are alive in this classic Rodgers & Hammerstein family musical. Maria serves as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, captures the heart of the stern Captain. When Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, they demand the Captain's service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains of Switzerland provides one of the most inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.