Fantastic cast recording!
Not only is this one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best scores, but this might be the quintessential cast recording. Kelli O’Hara is fantastic as usual, yet she brings an unseen veracity to the part of Anna. Her vocals are sensational on every track she is featured on. Bravo, Kelli…may you finally win the Tony Award, which is long overdue. The other women in the cast are just as wonderful as Kelli O’Hara. Ashley Park and Ruthie Ann Miles are both in wonderful voice and express much feeling and surprising depth to their characters.
It doesn’t matter if you are a long time Rodgers and Hammerstein fan or this is your first listen…BUY THIS ALBUM. The show currently houses the largest Broadway orchestra and it’s clear why…the score is incredible and the orchestra makes it sound like something wonderful.