Sound of Music- A Review
March 23, 2017
(Photo Credit: Sam Safirstein)
Last weekend, SMA hosted The Sound Of Music musical, directed by drama teacher Shannon More. On its opening night, the cast and crew received a standing ovation.
The play takes place in Europe at the beginning of World War II, and it conveys an important message of love. Iris Cohn played bright and cheerful nun Maria, who permanently leaves her convent to serve the local Von Trapp family as their nanny. She meets the family’s seven quirky children and their strict father, and gains everyone’s trust as she teaches them to sing. To avoid Nazi capture, the whole family leaves their homeland of Austria to surrounding mountains. The play as a whole is beautiful, with excellent choreographed dances, charming costumes, and lively songs. This production left the audience members delighted, and I rated it five out of five stars. A total of six performances are scheduled this month, with several sing along versions.