Music, and dancing, outstanding acting, heartwarming stories, and goosebumps from solos, these are a few of my favorite things! The Sound of Music Tour delivers on all of these, live at the Kennedy Center until July 16th! This is one show you will not want to miss. To say I was blown away is an understatement. A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Washington. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®–winning Best Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein. You will hear all of the songs you know and love from this classic musical. My daughter and I attended the press night performance, and we loved every second of it!
Most of us know how this classic tale unfolds. What makes this production a must see is the current touring cast. This cast brings the story to life in front of you, and they are amazingly talented! Maria Rainer played by Charlotte Maltby is pure magic. Her voice is beautiful and she really does Maria justice. Captain Georg von Trapp played by Nicholas Rodriguez was outstanding. Not only did he nail his role, he nailed every single note. He brought a depth to the role that had me watching in awe. The entire cast was spectacular, including The Mother Abbess, played by Melody Betts, and the von Trapp children- Elliot Weaver (Friedrich), Stephanie Di Fiore (Louisa), James Bernard (Kurt), Dakota Riley Quackenbush (Brigitta), Taylor Coleman (Marta) and Anika Lore Hatch (Gretl). The Mother Abbess and von Trapplings were also incredible. Each time The Mother Abbess would break out in song I would get goosebumps. Each time these children sang in perfect harmony without missing a beat, I was grinning from ear to ear. It was delightful to watch and listen to!
My daughter and I were enthralled from beginning to end. We laughed, we sang along, we yearned for hope and cheered on the von Trapp family and Maria as they embarked on their escape. I was so pleased with this production and would love to see it again! This is a must see in DC this summer. Bravo to the entire The Sound Of Music cast, production crew and Orchestra on a fantastic show, bravo!
Performance Time: Act One – 85 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act Two – 55 min. I would recommend for kids 6 and up. If they enjoy musicals, and can sit through a movie, they would enjoy this. You can get your tickets here.