The Sound of Music

Date 20th February 2013
Society Walberton Players
Venue Walberton Village Hall
Type of Production Musical
Director Paula Tinker
Musical Director Jeanette Fido
Choreographer Emma Wynter

Report

Author: Jose Harrison

Walberton Players gave an efficient and enjoyable performance of this well known Rogers and Hammerstein musical. The opening chorus of the Nuns Preludium set the scene with excellent singing which was maintained throughout by the ladies chorus. Their entrance through the audience worked very well with their costumes and stance exactly as one would expect from a group of nuns. There was a more than creditable performance by Justine Potter as Maria, who sang the much loved songs with poise and showed great affinity with the children. Peter Fuller provided admirable support with a good performance as the widowed Captain Von Trapp. They complimented each other well. The children were excellent, well drilled and confident in their parts smiling at all the right times and delivering their lines clearly and with feeling. There were two nice performance from Ellie Watson as Liesl and Barnaby Wynter as Rolf who sang a delightful `Sixteen Going on Seventeen`, Jeanette Fido gave a tender portrayal as the Mother Abbess, with a powerful and show stopping `Climb Every Mountain` and David Fido gave an excellent interpretation of the scheming Max. The highlight performances of this production were  Lizzie Gibson as a most elegant and convincing Countess Schraeder and a fantastic Gretl who completely won my heart played by Amber Davis aged four.