The Sound of Music’s Maria Shares Her Favorite Things

CATEGORY: Broadway

With The Sound of Music rehearsals under way, Starlight Theatre decided to speak with a few of the actors to discover a few of their favorite things. The show’s star, Analisa Leaming, sings about her favorite things in the performance, but here are her favorite things were when she is out of character:

Favorite TV show
Orphan Black. Incredible perfomances! Each episode is like an acting lesson, but all the while I’m biting my nails and on the edge of my seat.
Favorite singer or song
Audra McDonald. She is my hero as a crossover artist between opera and musical theatre.
Favorite book or author
I LOVE to read so I cannot pick just one. So my latest favorite would have to be Where’d You Go Bernadette. It’s a very unique and fun read.
Favorite vacation spot or getaway
The Smoky Mountains. After all, the hills are alive.
Favorite mobile app
My Kindle app is essential for reading on the subway in NYC.
Favorite website I am planning my wedding (less than two months to go!) and I have been pinning everything from napkins to hairstyles to workouts for the last year. So fun!
Thing at Starlight or in KC I’m most looking forward to
Singing “The Sound of Music” in this cavernous space!!!


The Sound of Music will take the Starlight Theatre stage July 25-31. Click here for more information and tickets.