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Christopher Plummer
'Sound of Music' soars on Compass Rose's intimate stage
'Sound of Music' soars on Compass Rose's intimate stage

Compass Rose Theater opens its third season — and its first with a full, four-show schedule at its Spa Road location — with Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," featuring a cast of 17 delivering a splendid production of the beloved 1959 blockbuster. Here in its new venue, Compass Rose's musical talent expands to the theater's lofty height. The production also fills the 25-foot-wide stage, bringing the audience in close quarters with the von Trapp family. Musical director Anita O'Connor draws professional harmony and beguiling solo work from children in the cast, as well as phenomenal performances from adult cast members. On opening...