Liesl, I think, would have to be my all time favorite. First of all, I love her dresses! And I like the relationship she has with her father. She wants love from him who tucks away his feelings for his children. Yet she understands him and that understanding is shown very well when they sing Edelweiss together. I like the way she connects with the Captain after he loosens up. And Liesl and Maria are fantastic! Liesl detests Maria at first but later really looks to her for motherly advice.
And who doesn't like Maria!!!!!!!!!! As the song says, "She is not a asset to the Abbey." She knows nothing about being a governess, and believes in living life to its fullest. She has a quick temper she uses often, a strong will, and is so funny! And she makes a great second mother for the children.
The Captain is so strict and hard. Then Maria enters his life! They are hilarious! I find the Captain rather comical but understand how his wife's death could change his life.
Uncle Max is by far the funniest character. I love when The Captain, The Baroness and Max are driving in the car and they drive past the children. And after the puppet show when he tells The Captain that the children are going to sing at the festival.
Rolf was my ideal for a future husband when I was younger. I go for the tall dark type now! I like how he tells his lieutenant that, "they aren't here" in the musical. In the movie he calls to his lieutenant but the Von Trapps get away in time.
Mother Abbess of course knows what is good for every one. I like the part when she tells Maria she is to be governess to Captain Von Trapp's seven children! =) "A Captain with seven children. What's so fearsome about that?"
The Baroness is not one of my favorite characters but she is an important one. She is rather snobbish and I could play her if I was blonde. I can't see a dark haired person playing The Baroness. I could play a snobbish person very well, I think. And the way she looks at Maria throughout her stay there. I like the scene when she breaks off the engagement with the Captain. And when the children are playing ball with her! Too funny!!!!!
Writing and thinking about all of this really makes me want to act it out. My three youngest sisters would play the three youngest children almost perfectly!
I have been having way to much fun reveling in SOM! I need to get back to the real world. Sigh!