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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSEY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

The Sound of Music is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Production Date: December 6-8 & 13-15, 2013
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Brandon Byng
Assistant Director / Choreography: Debra Jolly
Stage Manager: Tanya Brehmer

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Original Cast:
Maria Rainer……………………………………………………………………….Megan Sopata
The Mother Abbess………………………………………………………Mary Jo Schoenfeld
Sister Berthe / Baroness Elberfeld…………………………………………….Elizabeth Jolly
Sister Margaretta / Party Guest………………………………………………..Peggy Sopata
Sister Sophia / Party Guest……………………………………………………….Karen Fuller
Captain Georg von Trapp……………………………………………………Michael Brunner
Franz…………………………………………………………………………..David Woosencraft
Nun / Frau Schmidt……………………………………………………………….Mary Madsen
Liesl von Trapp………………………………………………………………………..Faith Fuller
Friedrich von Trapp………………………………………………………………….Lucien Petit
Louisa von Trapp…………………………………………………………………….Ellie Sopata
Kurt von Trapp…………………………………………………………………Breanna Duncan
Brigitta von Trapp………………………………………………………………..Eleanor Finger
Marta von Trapp…………………………………………………………………….Olivia Shelly
Gretl von Trapp………………………………………………………………….McKenna Seidl
Rolf Gruber………………………………………………………………………….Gus Kroenke
Nun / Elsa Schraeder…………………………………………………………………Ali Carlson
Nun / Ursula / Party Guest…………………………………………………….Ashley Keuken
Max Detweiler…………………………………………………………………………Early Fuller
Herr Zeller……………………………………………………………………………….David Jolly
Frau Zeller / Postulant / Festival Contestant………………………………………Niki Petit
Baron Elberfeld / Festival Contestant……………………………………………Bill Koehne
Admiral von Schreiber / Festival Contestant………………………………..Dominic Petit
Party Guest / Festival Contestant……………………………………………Jordan Madsen