Monday, June 15, 2009

The Sound of Music

We took our mom to see The Sound of Music production at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto on Saturday night, for her Mother's Day present.

It was a beautiful show! Of course they skipped a lot of stuff, but you try including everything from a 3 hour movie into a 2 hour show! The sets and costumes were beautiful, and the singing was amazing. There were times when the actors sounded exactly like the movie.

Of course, the actor that played Maria was chosen by we, the common Canadian people, by way of a reality show, so we wouldn't have a right to complain if she wasn't that good anyway.

The theatre was really nice too. I've been to its sister theatre, The Royal Alexandra, to see Mamma Mia. It's a few steps east of it, and a bit older. The Princess seemed more modern and intimate. I had actually thought it was much bigger than it was when I was looking at the seating map when I bought the tickets. We were sitting in the middle balcony, which gave us a perfect, non-neck-straining view, although I have a feeling there wouldn't be a bad seat in the house.

I really enjoy the theatre, and there are a lot of shows always playing. I don't know why we don't do this more often! Okay, expensive tickets are one reason, but besides that!


mollyconlin said...

My mom took my sister, sister-in-law and I to see that for my birthday this year. It was fantastic! I loved it! I absolutely love musicals, and "The Sound of Music" is one of my favourites!

I loved the little girl who played Gretl too...she was so adorable!

Cat said...

Yes she was! Sounded just like the movie Gretl!