Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Those Darn Cute Kids! Sound of Music at The Citadel...
There were a few things that bothered me. I do know, however, that it was a Preview and perhaps that was the reason for some of them. I was a bit disappointed with Climb Every Mountain as I felt it was under sung and lacked the gravitas it needed to anchor it. The tone was lovely but Climb Every Mountain should shake everyone in the theatre a little bit and I was left wanting more. I kept hoping the small start was leading to a big crescendo, but it never came. I would have preferred to see Susan Gilmour (Elsa) sing it as she would have knocked that song out of the park. As it was, Gilmour was strong as Elsa, but felt a little mature in comparison to Cournoyer's Captain Von Trapp.
All in all, it was a nice night at the theatre. It's not edgy, ground-breaking theatre, but it does wonderful service to an iconic show and is a great production for the whole family.
* Sound of Music is #18 in my 2012 Theatre Goal - almost halfway there and it's only April!