Salzburg Marionettes ~ Sound of Music

Sound of MusicI saw the Salzburg Marionettes’ new production of the Sound of Music this evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was wonderful! The music and story-line are so familiar, but seeing a live marionette production (which I have never seen live before!) with the singing and the music makes me think of entertainment and engagement in a new way.

I see and hear Julie Andrews, but she was not there. Instead, my mind interpreted what I saw and heard and processed it through my experiences. This makes me think of the simulacrum, where there is a copy of the real item that in itself becomes the real item itself.

Whatever the case, I think this is well-worth seeing.