The hills will forever be alive with the sound of the songs from this classic musical. As a young governess to a retired naval captain’s seven children, Maria breaks down their father’s militant style of discipline with kindness and patience. The children grow to respect Maria and her spirited adventure; she in turns takes them on outings in the nearby Austrian mountains and teaches them to sing. When the father, Captain von Trapp hears them sing, his demeanor is softened toward his children and Maria. The songs are what keep viewers coming back to the film but the story will always keep us breathless and hopeful.