"Norah Long has made us forget all about Julie Andrews." – Minnesota Monthly Magazine
"Norah Long brings a feisty and playful Maria to life. She is more coltish than Julie Andrews, but her Maria laughs with more zest and spunk. There's also a vulnerability in Long's portrayal -- one that tugs tears when Maria's heart is broken and provokes cheers when she triumphs." – Graydon Royce, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Very good theater. Some real thought and emotional spadework has been put into the leading roles. Long plays Maria with an earthy, slightly tomboyish feistiness. This is a different character than we know from the movie -- and all the more interesting for her differentness."
– Dominic P. Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press
"As Maria in The Sound of Music, Norah Long has made us forget all about Julie Andrews."
– Sarah Tieck, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
"Norah Long is a peerless Maria. Her song renditions are flowing and flawless.
She is simply superb in the role." – Lakeshore Weekly, Suzanne P. Campbell
Norah again performed The Sound of Music in 2012 under the direction of James Brennan and Tom Helm at Paper Mill Playhouse, singing the role of the Celebrant and understudying both Mother Abbess (performed by Suzanne Ishee) and Elsa (performed by Donna English) .
The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein II
Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ
Director: James Brennan
Music Director: Tom Helm
Role: Celebrant, u/s Mother Abbess, u/s Elsa