You’ll want to wash the storyline, the gags, the characters in snow…But If you’re a Christmas fanatic, Lawrence Welk fan club member, and still enjoy the film from 1954, this musical is your big mug of eggnog.
San Diego Musical Theatre
Mr. LaMarr has us hooked from his first drag in “The Viper’s Drag,” better known as the “Reefer Song.” He sings with gravelly sensuality, a bit like Sammy Davis Jr., and giggles and puffs while his pals cheer him on. The entire theatre turns a dark green, and smoke swirls over the stage and into the crowd.
The Sound of Music is a lot like the infamous Borg in Star Trek: whether you like it or not, resistance is futile. Usually, I’m pretty well gone by the time the von Trapp children first enter. But, San Diego Musical Theatre’s production had me from the title number and held me enthralled through the last note…