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The Sound of Music

Date

16th May 2012

Society

Louth Playgoers Society Ltd

Venue

Riverhead Theatre, Louth

Type of Production

Musical

Director

Sue Hamilton

Musical Director

Tony Blackmore

Report

Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

  The Playgoers' production achieved a standing ovation after the finale on the First Night, and it was richly deserved. Congratulations to all those responsible for the excellent set complete with superb backcloths letting efficient scene changes take place easily and smoothly.The wide range of costumes were all home-produced and were very pleasing. The technical aspects of this show were in capable hands, too. Just occasionally the orchestra was a tad over-loud but on the whole the accompaniment was fine. The singing throughout was to a very high standard. The choral singing by the nuns' ensemble was particularly good and the Mother Abbess's rendition of 'Climb Every Mountain' was great. Derek Smith and Julie Medlar had all the desirable qualities for the roles of Capt von Trapp and Maria Rainer. Jamie Harris successfully dealt with the part of Max Detweiler at rather short notice and the chaps playing the German Nazis were suitably frightening. Needless to say, the von Trapp children were absolutely delightful. This was a really entertaining production.. Well done. .