How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

Sunday 8:00 PM on CBC Premiered Jun 15, 2008 Between Seasons


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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

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After bringing The Sound of Music to London in 2006, the producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian have teamed again to stage it in Toronto (October 2008 to January 2009)with Mirvish Productions. The role of Maria von Trapp has yet to be filled. Ten eager and hopeful stage actresses compete for the coveted role in an elimination competition reprising the original British show.

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AIRED ON 7/28/2008

Season 1 : Episode 14

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  • Interesting show, talented girls, amazing performances.

    This version of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria is interesting to say the least. Thus far, 4 of the top 10 girls have been eliminated, and the performances have run the gamut of outstanding and amazing to so-so and tiresome. Simon Lee and Elaine Overholt haven't always had the best critiques in terms of being constructive (read not harsh enough if needed), whereas John Barrowman has always had something to say if he felt the girls weren't performing like they should, which has labeled him the 'bad cop' judge. My thoughts on that issue are that he's been there, (judge, as well as leading man), so he knows what a leading lady needs to have to succeed, and if that means some harsh words, then so be it. How else will the girls learn and grow in their chosen profession if they don't have some harsh words to help them do so?

    As for Gavin Crawford, at first I thought he was trying way too hard to impress not only the audience, but the judges. He seems to be growing into the role of host, but he's not quite there yet. On the note of the outfits of the girls, well, whomever the person in charge of outfitting them is, they are slowly getting better, because the first show was awful, and now, the outfits seem to fit better as well as look better.

    All in all, I'm enjoying the show and looking forward to seeing who comes out on top and if they can handle the job they are vying for.moreless

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Drama, Game Show, Reality


Competition, Docu-Reality, Talent