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BWW Interview: Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan; is no stranger to the stage; and writes a really fun blog. She grew up dancing, singing, and acting, and has performed The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, and was most recently seen in the ensemble of the Broadway 1st National Tour of EVITA.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Breathes New Life Into the Hills
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 4, 2016

The National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, breathes new life into the venerable hills and introduces a star-in-the-making. Vivacious and talented Kerstin Anderson captivates us from the opening strains of the title song, and her passion and energy propel the show forward. More than five decades after its Broadway premiere, the powerful message of the story and the superb Rodgers and Hammerstein score still resonate.

BWW Review: Tepid THE SOUND OF MUSIC at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Mar 10, 2016

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the classic tale of love, music and Nazis is having its 50 year anniversary, and while it's very exciting to see this much-loved production back on the road, there are quite a few hiccups that make this production a little underwhelming to watch.  Despite amazing vocal talents among the cast, and the adorable pack of Von Trapp children, the distinct lack of chemistry between Captain Von Trapp and Maria, and Leisl and Rolf sucks a lot of the much-needed tension out of the story and leaves us with a story that's very nice, but not very compelling.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is Sweet But Not Saccharine
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 22, 2016

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O'Brien, finds the perfect balance for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic story, a story that can be sickeningly saccharine in the wrong hands and therefore easily dismissed. O'Brien's vision is a bit more weighty and grounded and complemented brilliantly by the performances and work of Scenic Designer Douglas W. Schmidt and Lighting Designer Natasha Katz.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour - Breathing Fresh Life Into A Timeless Masterpiece
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 27, 2016

There's something truly divine about THE SOUND OF MUSIC, which has become a pillar of musical theatre for over 56 years. A brand new touring production of this beloved musical waltzed into The Ohio Theatre on Tuesday night starring Kerstin Anderson as Maria, Ben Davis as Captain Von Trapp, and Ashley Brown as The Mother Abbess. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, this spirited and romantic story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family has survived generations of modern day musicals, capturing the hearts of audiences with its nostalgia and charm.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2015

THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Durham Performing Arts Center

STAGE TUBE: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown Perform 'My Favorite Things'
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2015

A brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC launched its national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre on September 30. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production closes in Los Angeles on October 31, 2015, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. Click below to watch stars Kerstin Anderson and Ashley Brown perform 'My Favorite Things' on Good Day LA!

Photo Flash: THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Celebrates Opening Night in Los Angeles; Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

A brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC launched its national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre last night, September 30 at 8 p.m. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production closes in Los Angeles on October 31, 2015, and will then tour North America for multiple seasons, playing multi-week and week-long engagements. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night curtain call and festivities below!

BWW Review: Vibrant New SOUND OF MUSIC Opens at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Oct 1, 2015

Perhaps the best known musical of all time Rodgers' and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music has remained a family favorite since the 50s. Number one, the score is to die for; secondly, the book is dramatically fulfilling with a real life family being torn asunder by the ravages of fascism. Touches of real intertwined humor add to the appeal. Under the skillful eye and wisdom of director Jack O'Brien, the new North American touring production is now at the Ahmanson through October and proves thoroughly winning. I wouldn't say there's a totally fresh perspective, but somehow touches of real humanity and love stand out, and the entire ensemble is perfectly cast.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Takes to the Hills, Opening Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

A brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC launches its national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 30 at 8 p.m.