by Jill Horn
(San Diego, CA)
I liked Carrie as Maria. I felt in the beginning Maria & the children had great chemistry. Then after Max, Baroness & The Capt, it became a trio broadway slick play involving them. Maria's role never quite recovered from that role into the maturity and balance she needed for scenes with Moyer as Von Trapp. I felt like Moyer's character steeped back into the role of the "The Nanny," TV show. I felt that Lisel's voice was too nasal sounding and didn't sound like a 16 going on 17 sound. I did however loved Carrie Underwood as Maria- singing and acting if the earlier "Max, Baroness" mix hadn't came on so strong.