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Theater review: ‘The Sound of Music’ heralds return of dwell, in-human being theater

THOMASTON – Landmark Neighborhood Theatre is presenting its 1st musical of 2021, “The Audio of Audio,” considering that their doors were shuttered at the Thomaston Opera Residence owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The solid of Landmark Neighborhood Theatre’s creation of ‘The Audio of Tunes.’ The show continues at the Thomaston Opera Home through Aug. 1.

“The Audio of Music” continues through Aug. 1.

The beloved musical that was advised by “The Trapp Spouse and children Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp capabilities tunes by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The stage book, prepared by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, differs a bit from the motion picture model. The stage model includes songs omitted from the movie, and has musical numbers performed in completely various scenes.

Both versions tell the story of a postulate who serves as governess to the seven little ones of the imperious Captain Von Trapp and instantly brings audio and joy to the home. Then the forces of Nazism take maintain of Austria, Maria and the complete loved ones are compelled to make a tricky moral final decision.

Captain Georg von Trapp is performed excellently by the gifted Jonathan Jacobson, who reprises a favourite part he very first performed at Curtain Simply call in Stamford.

Brianne Hiltz, a nearby stand up comic, provides a reliable performance in the purpose of Maria Rainer. She also sings very well.

Dani Kay embodies her position as Elsa Schraeder. She is a veteran of the Connecticut theater and it exhibits.

Three customers of the Morris spouse and children flip in wonderful performances in the musical. Kennedy Morris lights up the stage as Liesl, the oldest of the von Trapp small children. This talented youthful performer tends to make the most of her musical figures and dances very well with 19-yr-old Zach Geiger, who performs telegram messenger Rolf Gruber. The swish Kelsey Morris is delightful as Sister Sophia and Baroness Elberfeld.  The girls’ mother Kerri Morris covers the role of Sister Berthe and Frau Zeller, as nicely as main her fellow nuns in their acapella singing.

The youngest customers of the solid do very well as the von Trapp youngsters, irrespective of lots of costume adjustments and loads of marching.

Seeing Kate Kovacs — who has directed spot productions — onstage in the role of the economical and caring housekeeper Frau Schmidt was a take care of.

Chris Ryan served as both the director and set designer of the generation.

There are 3 skinny screens mounted earlier mentioned and on equally sides of the stage that assistance to set the scene with projected images. The stained glass images beautify the scenes in the abbey of the nuns, but be forewarned that black and white film clips of Hitler and Nazi soldiers take in the screens early and generally involving lots of scenes.

The backstage orchestra did nicely with the familiar score. The ensemble was led on keyboard by the gifted T.J. Thompson. The vocals of the performers, even so, ended up off at instances. Sean Lewis is the tunes director.

The costumes created by Christine Holmes, although plentiful, different in both healthy and appropriateness for the period.

Lighting layout by Tori Campbell was superior.

The sound structure by technical director Ian Jones labored properly.

“The Audio of Music” carries on at the Thomaston Opera Residence, 158 Main St., Thomaston through Aug. 1 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees 2 p.m. There are no intermissions.

For aspects, take a look at LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org or connect with 860-283-6250.