Relive Your Childhood at The Sound of Music

Relive Your Childhood at The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite musicals. I’ve watched the movie version countless times over the years. I know the words to all of the songs and it’s also a musical that my mom and I enjoyed watching together. It’s one of those musicals that never gets old to me.

So how did the Broadway musical compare to my childhood memories of the movie version?

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If the movie version of the musical is your point of reference, you will still recognize almost all of the songs and the overall plot of the play. Some of the songs are in a different order in the Broadway musical version but I honestly didn’t care because I enjoyed it so much. My kids would have found the stage version similar to The Sound of Music Live that successfully aired on NBC in 2013.

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The cast did such an incredible job that I was taken back to all of those great memories of the musical from my childhood.  The children cast in the musical were delightful and still brought their own personalities to their roles. Melody Betts will give you goosebumps in a good way when she sings in her role as The Mother Abbess. Kerstin Anderson had some big shoes to fill in the role of Maria, but she gave a flawless performance with lots of life and energy that you expect from her beloved character.  Ben Davis was the perfect blend of stern and soft in the role Captain Georg vonTrapp with incredible vocals. 
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I originally invited my oldest friend to join me because I had memories of watching it together with her as kids.  She is literally my oldest friend, because our moms were neighbors and pregnant with us during the same time, so we grew up together. When she shared that she couldn’t attend the play, I offered to take her mom who LOVED the play even more than she did. Her mom even took the “Sound of Music” tour in Europe. Watching the Sound of Music with my friend’s mom was almost as good as watching it with my own mom. She was so excited and moved by the play. It was wonderful to share that experience with her.

The Sound of Music is one of those musicals that is beloved by multiple generations. I would highly recommend this play for audiences young or old. This Broadway musical is the perfect opportunity to reminisce and relive your childhood or create a new memory with the next generation with someone you love.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC will play the Reminisce Center September 27  October 9, 2016

 

The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with such songs as “My FavoriteThings,” “Do-Re Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” Edelweiss and the title song.

 

Tuesday  Thursday at 7:30PM
Friday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.

 

Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC start at $30.

They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org orby phone at 513.621.ARTS.

 

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.

 

Photo credit for all images: Matthew Murphy

You can find out more about the Sound of Music on Tour from their website. 

 

Disclosure: I attended media night. All opinions are my own.

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