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The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

June 23 - October 8, 2022
Randall L. Jones Theatre
Sponsored by
The Ashton Family Foundation

Maria, too exuberant to be a proper nun, is sent to the Von Trapp family as a governess for seven unruly children. There she teaches the children to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, only to have the singing family tormented by the invading Nazis. Known and loved the world over, The Sound of Music reminds us that with hope, heartfelt compassion, and determination, every mountain can be climbed.

Artistic Staff

Director and Choreographer—Keenon Hooks
Music Director/Conductor—Alan Patrick Kenny
Scenic Designer—Jo Winiarski
Costume Designer—Brenda Van der Wiel
Lighting Designer—William Kirkham
Sound Designer—Melanie Chen Cole
Projection Designer—Hannah Tran
Dramaturg—Ashley M. Thomas
Voice and Text Coach—Amani Dorn
Fight and Intimacy Director—Caitlyn Herzlinger
Stage Manager—Terence Orleans Alexander

Scene: Austria; early 1938
There will be one intermission.

Cast

Maria Rainer, a postulant at Nonnberg AbbeyDaria Pilar Redus
Sister Berthe, Mistress of NovicesTaylor Tveten
Sister Margaretta, Mistress of PostulantsElizabeth Harlen
The Mother Abbess—Lisa Strum
Sister Sophia—Rachel Querreveld
Captain Georg von Trapp—Michael Sharon
Franz, the butlerMark Saunders
Frau Schmidt, the housekeeperShannon Galligan-Stierle
Liesl, daughter of Captain von TrappJulia Kuzmich
Friedrich, son of Captain von TrappBrooks Mellen/Joel A. Wilson
Louisa, daughter of Captain von TrappShelby Fawson/Molly Pearson
Kurt, son of Captain von TrappMack Lawrence/Ian P. Wilson
Brigitta, daughter of Captain von TrappLiv Harter/Kate Sowards
Marta, daughter of Captain von TrappPenny Hodson/Ridley Hulse
Gretl, daughter of Captain von TrappGwynn Christ/Rubey Pearson
Rolf Gruber, telegram delivery boyEthan Van Slyke
Elsa Schraeder—Melinda Parrett
Ursula, a maid—Lucy Austin
Max Detweiler—Michael Fitzpatrick
Herr Zeller—Tim Fullerton
Baron Elberfeld—Luke Sidney Johnson
Baroness Elberfeld—Elizabeth Harlen
Frau Zeller—Taylor Tveten
A New Postulant—Malory Myers
Admiral von Schreiber—Andrew Fehrenbacher
Ensemble—Lucy Austin, Elizabeth Harlen, Andrew Fehrenbacher, Tim Fullerton, Shannon Galligan-Stierle, Augusto Guardado, Nathan Haltiwanger, Luke Sidney Johnson, Malory Myers, Samantha Paredes, Rachel Querreveld, Mark Saunders, Taylor Tveten

Understudies

Lucy Austin—Sister Margaretta/Liesl/Baroness Elberfeld/Ensemble; Bailey Blaise—Elsa Schraeder; Mary Fehrenbacher—Ursula/Frau Schmidt/A New Postulant/Ensemble; Andrew Fehrenbacher—Captain Georg von Trapp; Augusto Guardado—Rolf Gruber/Baron Elberfeld/Ensemble; Nathan Haltiwanger—Franz/Max Detweiler/Herr Zeller/Admiral von Schreiber/Ensemble; Malory Myers—The Mother Abbess; Samantha Paredes—Sister Berthe/Sister Sophia/Frau Zeller/Ensemble; Rachel Querreveld—Maria Rainer

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

†Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

‡Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

The director is working on contract with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenery, sound, and lighting designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production and distributing recordings or streams in any medium, including the Internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the authors’ rights, and actionable under United States copyright law. For more information, please visit https://www.concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists.

The Sound of Music is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com

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Content Advisory

The Sound of Music is one of the world’s most beloved family musicals and is suitable for all audiences.

Duration

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (subject to change)

Artwork by Cully Long.
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