Aubrey Sinn is MARIA
AUBREY SINN (Maria in The Sound Of Music) shares with us some of her observations!
"I Think SOM is so iconic because it's a beautiful, inspiring story that has received some fantastic productions. By staying true to the story and the relationships, I think one can escape the trap of mimicking previous interpretations. When we imbue each of our roles with our own unique humanity, it keeps each moment fresh for the audience but still tells the story of the Von Trapp family.
Putting up an entire musical in 10 days is definitely a bit intimidating! The producers sent me the script & score early, so I was able to get a lot of memorization done beforehand (which helped immensely). At the same time, there's a freedom in putting something like this together so quickly. I think it encourages us to trust our instincts and put everything out there in a very committed way, since we don't have time to obsess and over-analyze. We need to try something, see if it works, and then try something new if it doesn't!
It's funny to me that I'm working with kids in this show and we did in fact have dogs in the last show I did at WBT! (Legally Blonde last season) Truly, I wouldn't have
it any other way. We have two terrific casts of children. I adore them and I love being on-stage with them. We have all been impressed by how focused and well-behaved they have been. Are there squirrely moments and hiccups here and there? Absolutely! But that comes with being human and being in live theater. And when unexpected things happen onstage, I've found that these kids can really pull it together. And the dogs were just super cute - who wouldn't want to hang out with them after a show??"