Carrie Underwood may be the latest star to play Fraulein Maria in “The Sound of Music,” but Edgemont senior Dina Resnick is modeling her portrayal of the nun-governess-mother on an earlier performance, that of Julie Andrews is the famous film.
“Carrie Underwood has a beautiful voice, but I definitely look to Julie Andrews. I love her voice and she portrayed a mother very well,” Resnick says.
Resnick plays one of the most famous musical-theater characters this weekend and she says she likes the number “Lonely Goatherd” because “I get to yodel.
“It’s the first time I ever yodeled. It’s a fun scene, and I get to dance a bit, too,” she adds.
She concedes that the audience will come into the Edgemont auditorium knowing “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things” and the title song, and they’ll compare her to her more famous predecessors.
“It’s difficult to live up to,” she says. “But I’m going to play Maria the way I see her.”
If she needs help with her character’s motivation, she has an ace in the hole: Director Mitch Shapiro is a former actor who is now the school psychologist. If anyone can help Resnick figure out what’s inside Maria’s head, Shapiro should be the man.
“The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m., March 13 and 14; 1 and 7 p.m., March 15.
Here’s the Running Lines video I shot at Edgemont. Enjoy!