TV Casting Call, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," to Be Repeated for North America

There are 2 comments on the Playbill story from Sep 27, 2007, titled TV Casting Call, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," to Be Repeated for North America. In it, Playbill reports that:

“The rest of the production will be cast from the finest theatrical talent Canada has to offer.”

A televised audition series, the unusual and highly public casting process that helped make London's new production of The Sound of Music popular, will be used again by producers of the new Canadian production ... via Playbill

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Meet your MARIA

Calgary, Canada

#1 Sep 30, 2007
Jacqueline Taylor is a stunning blonde beauty, born in Calgary, Alberta with talents that escape your mind as you listen to what comes out of such a gorgious person.
Her hair-rasing voice has moved people for years.
Her vocal training began at the tender age of 9 years when her parents realized that she could sing.
As her Aunt, I have many times challenged her to just "start singing". IT was kind of a 'dare' of sorts that I always knew she'd be up to. From raising from a beach towel on a crowded beach to sing the Canadian Anthem, or to standing up, out of no where to sing a song from an Italian Opera at Italian Restaurants - without fail she has received grand applause, and without exception approached by the owner of the restaurant to 'please grace the dining guests with another song'.
It gets better!!
Hers was the pleasure to sing Happy Birthday to
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
while in her early teens.
But most notable of all.....
While in New York , maybe only 18 or 19 by now, she was again challenged (by her friends, this time) to "sing for her supper". She stood up, out of nowehere as per usual, and began to sing. Her voice resonated across the restaurant and out into the streets of New York. Guests from adjoining restaurants left their tables to see who was singing. The owner motioned for her to move closer to the patio so the guests in and outside could enjoy her talents. Continuing to sing, she began to move around the restaurant. Then to everyones amazement and to Jacqueline's highest honor, a white Limo pulled up outside the patio of the restaurant.(JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES!!) Guests kept listening, but watched to see who would exit the limo. Instead the roof opened, and who should stand out of the roof by the one and only
PAVAROTTI himself!!!
The crowd was stunned, Jacqueline grinned in delight, but KEPT singing, as Pavarotti the great joined in her solo Opera to sing all the Tenor parts.
A treat, a grand once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and a memory to treasure.
Jacqueline Is your Maria!
I would assure you that you could call her 'cold' and with no music to accompany her, and no warming up, she would not only amaze you but, over the phone - the chills that you too would have running up and down your spine, would make that decision for you.
I hope to hear from you, by email.
I will contact Jacqueline to let her know that I have written this note, and ask for her permission to give you her number should you call.
Oh, and by the way - coincidentally - her middle name IS MARIE!
Thanks for reading.
A rightfully doting Aunt,
Nicole Watkins
Okotoks, Alberta
Your NEW Maria

Calgary, Canada

#2 Sep 30, 2007
Jacqueline Taylor is a stunning blonde beauty, born in Calgary, Alberta with talents that escape your mind as you listen to what comes out of such a gorgious person.

Her hair-rasing voice has moved people for years.

Her vocal training began at the tender age of 9 years when her parents realized that she could sing.

As her Aunt, I have many times challenged her to just "start singing". IT was kind of a 'dare' of sorts that I always knew she'd be up to. From raising from a beach towel on a crowded beach to sing the Canadian Anthem, or to standing up, out of no where to sing a song from an Italian Opera at Italian Restaurants - without fail she has received grand applause, and without exception approached by the owner of the restaurant to 'please grace the dining guests with another song'.

It gets better!!

Hers was the pleasure to sing Happy Birthday to

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

while in her early teens.

But most notable of all.....

While in New York , maybe only 18 or 19 by now, she was again challenged (by her friends, this time) to "sing for her supper". She stood up, out of nowehere as per usual, and began to sing. Her voice resonated across the restaurant and out into the streets of New York. Guests from adjoining restaurants left their tables to see who was singing. The owner motioned for her to move closer to the patio so the guests in and outside could enjoy her talents. Continuing to sing, she began to move around the restaurant. Then to everyones amazement and to Jacqueline's highest honor, a white Limo pulled up outside the patio of the restaurant.(JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES!!) Guests kept listening, but watched to see who would exit the limo. Instead the roof opened, and who should stand out of the roof by the one and only

PAVAROTTI himself!!!

The crowd was stunned, Jacqueline grinned in delight, but KEPT singing, as Pavarotti the great joined in her solo Opera to sing all the Tenor parts.

A treat, a grand once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and a memory to treasure.

Jacqueline Is your Maria!

I would assure you that you could call her 'cold' and with no music to accompany her, and no warming up, she would not only amaze you but, over the phone - the chills that you too would have running up and down your spine, would make that decision for you.

I hope to hear from you, by email.

I will contact Jacqueline to let her know that I have written this note, and ask for her permission to give you her number should you call.

Oh, and by the way - coincidentally - her middle name IS MARIE!

Thanks for reading.

A rightfully doting Aunt,

Nicole Watkins
Okotoks, Alberta

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