The Sound of Music by Richard RodgersI got into the theatre too old to be a Von Trapp boy, too character actor to play Rolf, and too young to play the Captain or slimy Uncle Max. With these in mind, The Sound of Music will never be a good show for me as performer. Im not even all that found of the material- but it endures as an American classic for a reason. The writing team was never better than they are on these songs, which have wormed into the worlds cultural consciousness as though they genuinely have been around forever, not just since the 1950s.
The Sound of Music review – the hills are still alive with joyous energy
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They look like background players for an as-yet-nonexistent Katy Perry tour called Oktoberfest. She did not shirk anything, she sang her heart out, and she tried really hard to carry the show even though in the end it was beyond her capabilities at this point in her career. NBC probably chose its Sunday Night Football cover girl for ratings reasons, rather than, say, trying to work it out so that in-house Broadway vet Megan Hilty could do it on a break from Sean Saves The World which is probably not as good a use of her time and talents. I absolutely do. My overriding issue is that Fraulein Maria is all spirit. Either nobody bothered to help Carrie Underwood find that in the material, or it was too big a job for her in her first major role. She does not waltz on her way to Mass, nor whistle on the stair.
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Maria von Trapp, photograph from her Declaration of Intention, dated January 21, - And this is how they made The Sound of Music Live happen.
Rather than a remake of the much loved Julie Andrews movie , this is actually a revival of the original Broadway production. The Sound of Music was the first movie I saw upon immigrating to the U. It gave me nightmares. Not, as so many people guess, due to the overabundance of lederhosen, but due to the overabundance of Nazis. Despite the existence of graveyards like Babi Yar, that detail was minimized in the Soviet Union.
Vulture will be live-tweeting. As a holiday public service, here are the ways the stage musical differs from the film. Gird your edelweiss-scented loins appropriately. Rather, it is the captain who breaks their engagement when the Baroness suggests he docilely go along with whatever the Anschluss asks of him, for the sake of self-preservation. There will be more Nazis.