Producers and directors taking on The Sound of Music know that success or failure rests, largely, on the casting of Maria. Of course, you have to find a Mother Abbess who will blow everyone away with her rendition of Climb Every Mountain. You need a dashing Captain von Trapp whom we all want to see rescued from grief and repression into laughter and song. And yes, you need a precociously talented ensemble of children, a lovably roguish Herr Detweiler and more.

Above all, however, you need to solve the problem of Maria...

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