Creating a New Tradition
of Excellence in
THE SOUND OF MUSIC—
ONE, BIG, FAT TRIUMPH!
From the Talkin' Broadway review
by Rob Spiegel:
"The production by Landmark Musicals is solid throughout. Good choice by producer, Myra Cochnar. Excellent direction by Daniel Yurgaitis. Terrific music direction by Wojciech and wonderful choreography by Louis Giannini, who brings magic to everything he touches on stage. The rest of the production crew has done a great job as well. I was able to lose myself in the story and song, an uncommon experience for this reviewer.
"There are a lot of roles in The Sound of Music that have to be just right in both singing and acting for the production to work. This cast hits all the right notes. Zoey Reese well manages Maria's perky blend of rebellion and deference. Cody K. Wesner-Ellis as Mother Abbess delivers a strong performance of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," the power ballad of the musical.
"All the kids are delightful, but Dakota Bohman as the youngest Von Trapp kid, Gretl, is painfully charming in the best way possible. She steals every scene she is in. You just can't take your eyes off her. At age 8, this is her fifth production, her second with Landmark (She was Molly in Annie in 2012), so she knows what she's doing. My goodness. Thanks to Myra and all for a very good time at the theater."
OUR NEXT PRODUCTION:
NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 7
The 2015 Season:
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The show is loosely based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, although the main focus of the musical is on Rose, the archetypal show-business mother who raises Lee (Louise) and her sister June as they travel around America with their vaudeville act.
Gypsy is considered by many to be the greatest American musical, and the role of Mama Rose is often called the ‘King Lear’ of the musical theatre canon.
The musical features songs that have since become show standards, and was famous for helping to launch the career of lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who went on to write complete musical scores of his own. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Some People”, “Let Me Entertain You” and of course “Rose’s Turn” are all highlights of any production. Arthur Laurents wrote the book of the musical, and it is widely considered to be one of the classic examples of a traditional ‘book musical’ which became popular during the middle of the 20th Century.