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The Sound of Music

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Pittsburgh CLO
Pittsburgh, PA
July 19-31, 2011

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Director: James Brennan


Maria Becoates-Bey, Fredi Bernstein, Jim Brochu, Christine Brown, Allison Cahill, Michael Campayno, Jon Cannard, JP Coletta, Corey Cott, Robert Cuccioli, Madeline Dick, Donna English, Jason Lee Garrett, Kirsten Hoover, Lisa Howard, Jeff Howell, Victoria Huston, Joe Jackson, Hannah Kwiecinski, Christine Laitta, Betsy Lawrence, Robin Lounsbury, Kara Mikula, Ashley Park, Alison Rose, Gene Saraceni, Joe Serafini, Amanda Serra, Haley Swindal, Terry Wickline, Jennifer Hope Wills, Aaron Young, Lauren Zapko


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.

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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.”

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All Good, No Evil in Sound of Music Role

Variety is too weak a word for Lisa Howard’s recent roles.

The actor best known for originating the role of Rona Lisa Peretti in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Broadway will play Mother Abbess in “The Sound of Music” at the Pittsburgh CLO Tuesday through July 31.

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