The Sound of Music

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.

Cast/Characters

Maria Rainer – Diane Peterman

The Mother Abbess – Karen Rowan

Sr. Berthe – JoAnn Kudirko

Sr. Margaretta – Julie Creamer

Sr. Sophia – Elizabeth Knutson

Captain Georg Von Trapp – Patrick T. Siebold

Franz – Justin D. Deehr

Frau Schmidt – Ramona Maala

Liesl – Karen O’Donnell

Fredrich – Steve Van Sluys

Louisa – Nicole Gentine

Kurt – David T. Maxon

Brigetta – Michelle Lau

Marta – Samantha Harvey

Gretl – Karen Anderson

Rolf – Curt R. Schneider

Elsa Schraeder – Debra Weiher

Max Detweiler – Michael Barzone

Herr Zeller – Dave Shoemaker

Admiral Von Schreiber – Dale Pierce

Nuns – Kathleen Beuttenmueller, Karole Bruggink, Emma Carter, Ellen Cheney, Jean Deltgen, Faye Gabrielse, Debbie Heinecke, Ramona Maala, Susan Reiner, Marilyn Zimmermann

Neighbors, S.S. Men – Ted Hughes, Jeffery Miller, Peter Moody, Edward Pecnik

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Musical Directors: Jean Simons & Wayne Wildman

Choreographic Assistant: Sherry Kunde

Stage Manager: Julie Leutgeweger

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Master Electrician: Dave Krueger

Sound Design: Carl Vollrath

Audio Technician: Don Nicklaus

Properties: Betty Segor, Lynne Zimmermann

Make-Up and Hair Design: Justin D. Deehr, Debra Weiher

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Paint Master: Dave Kucensky

Stage Crew Chief: Peter Moody