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Rodgers & Hammerstein's

The Sound of Music

April 21st - October 18thFestival TheatreTicket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 10 Critics
10 Reviews

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The National Post - Robert Cushman

The Sound of Music: Ben Carlson an...

Robert Cushman covers Stratford’s “Carousel” and “The Sound of Music” in this review. “This is a superb performance, that does justice to the captain’s initial ridiculousness, to his vulnerability, and to his integrity.”

Read Full Review06/05/2015

The Hamilton Spectator - Gary Smith

Stratford's Sound of Music Playful...

“American actress Stephanie Rothenberg who plays Maria Rainer, the girl from Nonneberg Abbey, is just about perfect. She’s a Maria for today, feisty and feminine, but always her own woman…Will you like The Sound of Music? If prancing kiddies, chanting nuns and a love story that’s rather passionless turn your crank you’re in, like Do-Re-Mi.”

Read Full Review06/02/2015

South Western - Chet Greason

Even the sour will love Sound of Music

“Confession time: I used to be one of those people who said they hated The Sound of Music…as I aged, it turned into a sneering derision for something deemed too sentimental and syrupy for a brooding college student listening to Tom Waits.”

Read Full Review06/02/2015

Broadway World - Alan Henry

Rothenberg & Krause, energetic and...

“Stephanie Rothenberg brings an emotional depth to the character that is reminiscent of Julie Andrews’…Anita Krause is a standout as the Mother Abbess…Her “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and its reprise as the end of the show will leave tears in your eyes. As expected, her singing is phenomenal.

Read Full Review05/30/2015

Capital Critics' Circle - Jamie Portman

Carlson sings beautifully throughout...

“A further strength of this production is the presence of a Captain Von Trapp who is more than a stick of wood. Ben Carlson is delivering a splendid performance here…There’s heart and soul in this Von Trapp, a lonely widower burdened by a continuing grief and growing anger over the threat of a Nazi takeover of Austria.”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

The Globe and Mail - J. Kelly Nestruck

A joyous celebration of strong women

“It is striking in Feore’s subtly feminist re-envisioning of the show how truly dramatically unique the relationship between the Baronness and Maria is. Here are two women romantically interested in the same man, but who never fight over him – and who seem to truly respect one another.”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

Stratford Beacon Herald - Steve Rice

One of the play's great moments

“Anita Krause…is spectacular as Mother Abbess, who lovingly steers Maria from the abbey and into the arms of the Captain. Her advice, delivered in a powerfully uplifting rendition of Climb Ev’ry Mountain, is one of the play’s great moments.”

Read Full Review05/27/2015

The Record - Robert Reid

Ascends to the highest peak of the...

“”The Sound of Music” is notoriously saccharine. Feore, however, wrings out every gram of cheap, cloying, excessive sentimentality in favour of honest, genuine depth of emotion, which sends audience members fishing for tissues throughout much of the evening.”

Read Full Review05/27/2015

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