Pittsburgh CLO’s Sound of Music Proves Sweet, Sassy and Surprising
Another standout performer is Lisa Howard as the Mother Abbess. The Broadway veteran is younger than the role typically calls for, and the result is almost a doubling between her and Maria. When they sing “My Favorite Things,” their mirrored dance moves show what could have been had they each chosen different paths. And Ms. Howard’s “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” produces pleasant chills.
CLO’s The Sound of Music Is Something For All
As The Mother Abbess, Lisa Howard sends the audience off to intermission marveling at her soaring rendition of “Climb Every Mountain.”