The Sound of Music

Date 22nd March 2013
Society CODY Musical Theatre Company
Venue Princes Hall Aldershot
Type of Production Musical
Director June Thomas
Musical Director Graham Hix
Choreographer Graham McCarron

Report

Author: Betty Haslam District 18

1965 American musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

June Thomas’s splendid direction aided by excellent acting and singing from the principals and chorus assured a wonderful evening for the audience.   Maria (Melanie Willis) gave a delightful performance, her acting and singing were of the highest order.   Von Trapp (Philip Mumford) was well cast as the father.    The children enchanted and were very well disciplined on the stage.   Rolf (Jago Thornton) and Liesl (Beth Mabin) gave good supporting performances.   A special mention of Carrie Canfield who played the role of the Mother Abbess with dignity and compassion, her singing was perfect for the part.   The rest of the principals and the ensemble made for a very enjoyable evening.  Graham Hix and the orchestra played well and supported the cast  The dancing skills of choregrapher Graham McCarron came over in a professional manner.  Mike Davall and crew worked the elegant sets to compliment the show.