We just got back from the Sound of Music play in Philadelphia, and I was fairly confident before we got there that the show was going to be amazing. And somehow, the performance exceeded my expectations.
The lead part of Maria was played by Kerstin Anderson, who is only in her junior year of college. Kerstin was fantastic. It’s somewhat ironic that Paige Silvester, who plays the part of Liesl, the oldest daughter, is actually older than Kerstin.
While I have seen the movie lots and lots of times, it was my first time to see the play, and it was a little different than the movie in terms of when certain songs were sung, and which songs were included in the play vs. the movie. Despite the differences, the vast majority of the songs and the sequence of action is identical between the play and the movie.
However, I don’t think I was ever as moved by the movie as I was by the play. I had tears coming down my face a few times during the play, particularly during Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, and the Ländler.
So I thought I would just share a few of these songs here, mainly for my benefit of the memories they bring back.