July 16, 2014
Grand set design, intricate costuming add to show’s strength
By Dan Hagen
NP Theatre Critic
A few minutes into the first act, the Little Theatre’s “The Sound of Music” turns perfect.
It’s the famous “Do-Re-Mi” number sung by the young would-be nun-turned-governess Maria (Leah Berry) and Captain von Trapp’s children (Sam Mulligan, Sydni Mulligan and Maddie Keller, all of Sullivan, Lukas Mills, Izzy Miller and Piper Countryman).
In a lesser production, those children can be precocious annoyances, too cute by half. But director John Stephens has given his cast a dazzling clockwork charm here and provided us with one of those live theatre moments when audience and performers are in radiant unison.