The Sound of Music | Cadillac Palace Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Dan Tracy and Paige Silvester

Dan Tracy and Paige Silvester

Matthew Murphy

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 19 2016
Price: $21-$112
The Sound of Music may be a mildly kitschy, slightly old-fashioned, middlebrow musical, but it's a well-made one, with a strong book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse and a killer score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Still, it's hard to make it soar the way it does in this flawless, faithful revival. The casting is great—particularly Kerstin Anderson and Ben Davis, who have a palpable frisson as Maria and Captain von Trapp—the performances lively and quick. Most impressive of all, though, is how well director Jack O’Brien is able to balance the comedy and pathos in the material, earning big laughs one minute and moving us the next. —Jack Helbig

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