My favourite musical right here in Colombo Francesca Mudannayake was at Nelum Pokuna on opening night, February 14, when it came alive with The Sound of Music View(s): View(s):I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest fan of musicals. It’s curious that the release of the 1961 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway production, the musical following the life of Maria Von Trapp and her time taking care of seven children during the Second World War was met with less than favourable reviews. Another integral part of the show were the seven Von Trapp children – high-spirited, vivacious and though the singing wasn’t always note-perfect, it was performed with a lot of heart. I had a particular soft spot for Gretl (Senushki De Silva) who delivered an endearing performance as the youngest Von Trapp. One minute the Baroness Schraeder is engaged to the Captain Von Trapp and the next minute they’re….not engaged?
Source: Sunday Times February 17, 2018 19:53 UTC