By Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Pymble Ladies College (NSW). Director: Annie Veitch. Musical Director: Gerard Plummer. Choreographer: Laurie Tancred. April 12 – 16, 2011.
Captivating leading lady Kelly Pythian suggested, from her first pure confident notes, exuding charm and stage presence, that Maria, the lynch-pin role of this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was in splendid hands.
She went on to build an engaging characterization and warm, natural rapport with all she worked with, and sang the huge proportion of the score that fell to her impressively.