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The Sound of Music
a Musical

COMPANY : Blackwell Playhouse
VENUE : Blackwell Playhouse
ID# 3298

SHOWING : February 06, 2009 - March 07, 2009



Director John Christian
Director Ron Sandy
Sister Margaretta Jessica Ainsley
Mother Abbess Amber Brooke
Maria Lindsey Cloud
Rolfe David Coker
Mother Abbess Jamie Collier
Admiral von Schreiber Todd Crowder
Party Guest Randie Crowder
Brigitta Maggie Cushing
Capt. von Trapp Barry Draper
Brigitta Isabella Farkas
Max Detweiler Richard Hanley
Postulant Abigayle Keiser
Gretel Mali Lopez
Postulant Caroline Matton
Maria Kathy McCarty
Kurt Chase McGrath
Elsa von Schrader Sara Papp
Frau Schmidt Christine Penguino
Baroness Elberfeld/Postulant Allie Peterson
Herr Zeller Scott Peterson
Capt. von Trapp Matt Pino
Maid Laura Pisano
Liesel Blair Robinson
Louisa Katelin Sandy
Gretel Mary Stewart Sullivan
Baron Elberfeld Clark Sullivan
Elsa von Schrader Judi Tiller
Franz Glenn Varnado
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Sucker for a Good Musical!
by pie
Friday, March 6, 2009
What can I say? After a long cold winter of staying in with rented movies and pay per view, my favorite time of year is finally here! Musical season! Something about spring seems to bring out the musicals in
Atlanta -- whether it's professional theatre groups, community theatre or high schools. And I look forward to taking in as many as I can this season.
I decided to start with a personal favorite of mine, "The Sound of Music!" So I headed north to the Blackwell Playhouse to see the strip mall version of pre-war Austria. Now I'm not sure if it's because I didn't have high hopes for the quality of the production or the calibre of an ensemble performing in what used to be a retail store, but I was pleasantly surprised! This is a quality production! It's no evening at the Fox, but it's damn good entertainment.
Every featured performer has a voice to beat the band! Truly stellar --and to top that off, the cast seemed to have been carefully chosen for their ability to actually ACT, something often missing in local theatre. I did find the Mother Superior a bit over the top in her interpretation, but I am notoriously hard to please and her voice was heart stopping. Maria, the Captain and the Von Trapp children were everything I hoped for -- and I hoped for alot! I HIGHLY recommend this unexpected gem in the midst of
urban blight. Go while you still can and be pleasantly surprised, too! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
What a Wonderful Surprise- Huge Talent, Small Theatre-Affordable!
by Southern Belle
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I am an avid theatre goer but typically go to larger venues. We saw Sound of Music was playing at Blackwell Playhouse last Friday and decided to venture north to Marietta to see my all time favorite show. We were a little worried when we arrived and the theatre was in a strip center with no frills but within a minute of the play starting we looked at each other in shock. This little theatre had talent so great, voices so strong and a Mother Abyss that gave us chills and made our jaws drop! It's a fantastic show. We saw in the program that the show is double casted. It's really great and was really Cheap...or should I say affordable abr $15. Maria was played by a lady named Lindsay and according to the program she's just back from years performing in NYC and you can tell it. She's delightful and very entertaining. The head mother superior was played by a lady named Amber. I tell you this because you do want to the cast members that we saw. I don't know about the other cast but these ladies talents are worthy for performing at the Fox. The kids...well they are the part of the show I love most. Gretl is darling, Fredrick is a great singer and actor but the little girl Isabella that plays Brigitta stole the show for us and others around us were saying the same at intermission. I would be willing to bet my last dollar that she'll be a star. She's got "it", you know the undescribable it factor. She's ready for Broadway with great energy, professional believable acting, doll faced brunette with a huge powerful soprano voice that seemd never missed a note and have perfect tone and pitch. When she was on stage your eye just pulled to her. You know when you see a performance and all week talk about that one person, well this little Brigitta (the middle aged Von Trapp girl) was our fav!
I called to see when this cast was performing next and was sad to hear they only have one more performance this Saturday night. I highly recommend going! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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