The Sound of Music Reviews
Julie from Cleveland, Ohio
SOUND OF MUSIC
Wonderful performance! Mother Abbey was INCREDIBLE! Humor of uncle was perfect and Maria stole our ❤️!!! I would say the baroness was cast too old in my opinion !
from Toronto, Ontario
The set was great. They did a great job changing the scenes in and out. Kids were great, did a great job with their parts and had great voices. I wasn't thrill with the casting of 'Maria'. Julie Andrews had such a sing song voice and the person cast as Maria seemed to have a flat voice. She knew her part and did it well but her voice was just not suited to play Maria. She had a beautiful singing voice. My favourite part was when The Mother Superior sang Climb Every Mountain - she was fabulous. Didn't like some of the songs in the second half - wish they would have stuck to the Sound of Music songs. Wish they had sang My Favourite Things during the storm scene and not Lonely Goatherd.
Elizabeth from Syracuse, New York
OVERALL OUTSTANDING RENDITION OF THIS BELOVED SHOW
I saw this in Syracuse on opening night. The theater was packed and I was transfixed from note 1 to the end. I’m giving it 4 stars because of Maria. I agree with others - she wasn’t awful but she wasn’t right either. She was sprited but lacked depth. To be honest even the Baroness vin Schrader appeared to have more depth than Maria did, which was interesting and somewhat different from the movie. Maria’s voice was a bit nasal and flat. Nonetheless the remainder of the cast was so spectacular that they made up for it, and the lighting and set designs were breathtaking, especially the wedding scene. The feeling of actually being the audience for the von Trapp family singers at the festival was unique, moving, and startling, due to the backdrop. He orchestra was fabulous. I’m so, so glad that I went!
Danicia from Inlet, NY
So excited to take my daughter to experience one of my favorite all time musicals. She fell asleep during a matinee!! Too many Abbey scenes. Songs out if context and in wrong locations?? Who sings “A few of my favorite things” at the beginning in the Abbey? Added new songs that weren’t in the original. Very disappointed.
Mick Brady from Ventura, California
It's impossible not to compare it to the film, and who could follow Julie Andrews? Still, I felt the director made some odd choices. Many cast members made amateurish artificial gestures during songs. Why did Maria wrap something around her nightie during the storm? Weird. Why did she prostate herself before the abbess prior to their escape? Super weird. Why did everyone seem to speed through the wedding? Overall the show's tone struck me as too religious. The Abbey setting was dark and somber. That said, I loved the kids, and the abbess' rendition of 'Climb Every Mountain' was a showstopper. Maria's voice wasn't very pleasing to me, and I didn't feel she brought enough depth to her acting, but I wanted to see Julie, of course! The swastikas were chilling. I think the show missed an opportunity by not having the captain urge the audience to join in singing Edelweiss. Would have been risky but might have added some of the heart I felt was missing.
Dennis from Allen Park
SOUND OF MUSIC
Great performances, queen mother singing was better than film
Rudy Delcuore from Staten Island, NY
Very entertaining and the cast exceeded my expectations. The children were very talented and enjoyable to watch. The sets are impressive for an off Broadway production.
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