The Sound of Music

by Lynn on June 26, 2009

in Archive,Picks & Pans

Princes of Wales Theatre, Open-ended

Box Office: (416) 593-4225

The ridiculous hype about picking the Maria via a television reality show has died down and now the production and its winning Maria, Elicia McKenzie, have to stand up to scrutiny. Was it all worth the hooplah? Indeed. Elicia McKenzie is a charming, bubbly, genuine Maria. Almost every one in the cast is strong (there are a few duds, but they can be overlooked). Jeremy Sams’s direction is thoughtful, strong, detailed and imaginative. The set is astonishing.