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The Sound of Music Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 25



5.0 star rating Nancy mills from Hartford, Connecticut


Amazing!! Never knew what it meant to have goosebumps from someone singing, but experienced it with mother superiors rendition of climb every mountain today❤️ At the Bushnell.

5.0 star rating Mary from Little Rock, Arkansas


The music was so phenomenal my entire group got teary eyed. Everything was spectacular, first class all the way!

4.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


The set was great. They did a great job changing the scenes in and out. Kids were great, did a great job with their parts and had great voices. I wasn't thrill with the casting of 'Maria'. Julie Andrews had such a sing song voice and the person cast as Maria seemed to have a flat voice. She knew her part and did it well but her voice was just not suited to play Maria. She had a beautiful singing voice. My favourite part was when The Mother Superior sang Climb Every Mountain - she was fabulous. Didn't like some of the songs in the second half - wish they would have stuck to the Sound of Music songs. Wish they had sang My Favourite Things during the storm scene and not Lonely Goatherd.

4.0 star rating Julie from Cleveland, Ohio


Wonderful performance! Mother Abbey was INCREDIBLE! Humor of uncle was perfect and Maria stole our ❤️!!! I would say the baroness was cast too old in my opinion !

4.0 star rating Elizabeth from Syracuse, New York


I saw this in Syracuse on opening night. The theater was packed and I was transfixed from note 1 to the end. I’m giving it 4 stars because of Maria. I agree with others - she wasn’t awful but she wasn’t right either. She was sprited but lacked depth. To be honest even the Baroness vin Schrader appeared to have more depth than Maria did, which was interesting and somewhat different from the movie. Maria’s voice was a bit nasal and flat. Nonetheless the remainder of the cast was so spectacular that they made up for it, and the lighting and set designs were breathtaking, especially the wedding scene. The feeling of actually being the audience for the von Trapp family singers at the festival was unique, moving, and startling, due to the backdrop. He orchestra was fabulous. I’m so, so glad that I went!

4.0 star rating Elizabeth Williamson from Houston, Texas


We had a great meal a birraporettis .. then to jones hall for The Sound Of Music Absolutely loved it. The characters were fantastic the music and scenery top notch. So glad we went.. I have to say I was disappointed in how the venue.. handled things.. theatre performances use to be full of class it seems some what disrespectful to go to the theatre in t -shirts,shorts etc. And at intermission people came back with drinks and chip bags crumpling them during the performance very distracting and doors opening and closing the entire performance People just have no class anymore and who brings babies to the theatre to cry.... it is not a movie. To eat popcorn and soda.. wish jones hall would govern that.. hobby center never allows such..

4.0 star rating Andie from Seattle, Washington


I grew up on the original Broadway cast album, then saw the movie when it came out in the theater and re-experienced with my daughter, so my expectations are high. All in all, the performances were quite good, but I honestly felt like Maria had been recast as a Disney princess—due primarily to the vocal style (the actress had indeed played a number of them on stage) and ultra-perkiness of the acting (I assume the director had a hand in this). The Abbess was exceptional though, Lisle quite charming, and the sets were both inventive and stunning.


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