Set Designer Footlight Theatre Company. Michael J Fox Theatre. Directed by Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau.
[We] were privy to the majestic sight of Maria... twirling and singing in the Alps – which set designer Marshall McMahen has somehow managed to recreate onstage. It is this joy-inspiring moment that reminds me why the Sound of Music is still the most internationally produced musical in the world. -Review Vancouver
This is a big show, and Footlight has given it impressive sets to match. We get the high stone arches and stained glass of the convent, the deluxe elegance and lavishness of the Von Trapp mansion… and of course, those famous hills! Also, a couple of drop-down banners and flags held on staffs were shockingly effective at transporting the audience to the Salzburg Festival under Nazi occupation. (It was almost too realistic for me – I breathed a sigh of relief when those props finally melted away!) ...the entire Footlight team have created a “Sound of Music” that really succeeds. -Vancouver Musical Theatre Calendar