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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Spirited search for a leading lady keeps families in mind.

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If you and your family enjoyed BBC America's re-airing of the British reality contest Any Dream Will Do, chances are you'll also like Maria, which has the added advantage of being tied to one of the most popular musicals -- and feature films -- of all time. Thanks to frequent broadcasts of The Sound of Music on television and community revivals on local stages, everyone seems to know the songs.

And as for the spirited Maria, who was first brought to life on stage by Broadway icon Mary Martin and later on film by screen legend Julie Andrews? Well, she's a kid-friendly problem that few parents would mind having.

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