The Sound of Music Live (2015) Rated NR

A nun is tasked with caring for seven children whose widowed father is a naval captain. Starring  Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, and Alexander Armstrong.

This live performance of The Sound of Music combines both the stage show and the 1965 movie into a brilliant performance.  The live show includes the songs from both the stage and the movie, and they were wonderful. The performances were fantastic; Ovenden, as Captain von Trapp, was a joy to watch. Although Tointon was fun to watch and a joy to listen to, I struggle with the boyishness that she brought to Maria’s character. I do see Maria as a ladylike, naïve woman, but a tomboy? No. Then, as if marrying made her a lady, she transformed. That seemed out-of-place and unnatural. There is much going for the film, making it worth a watch.

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