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, a Postulant at Nonnberg Abby – Nancy Pieper

Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices – Elaine Jerving

Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants – Juanita Garrison

The Mother Abbess – Helen Eske

Sister Sophia – Judith Lederer

Captain Georg von Trapp – Howard Jerving

Franz, the butler – Robert Siebelink

Frau Schnidt, the Housekeeper – JoAnn Bennett

Children of Captain von Trapp

Liesl – Cathy Hayes

Understudy – Claire Kilton

Friedrich – John Niebuhr

Louisa – Jo Ellen Garrison

Understudy – Cheri Leonhardt

Kurt – Michael Hoffman

Brigitta – Susan Ganley

Understudy – Kathryn Ganley

Marta – Elizabeth Hammett

Understudy – Launa Wartman

Gretl – Caran Zastrow

Understudy – Shelly Rusch

 

Rolf Gruber – Dan Wilhelm

Understudy – Dan Turner

Elsa Schraeder – Mary Doll

Ursula – Kathleen Miller

Max Detweiler – Paul Skinner

Herr Zeller – Eric Vinson

Frau Zeller – Janice Vinson

Baron Elberfeld – Robert Arenz

Baroness Elberfeld – Marcia Richgels

A Postulant – Kathleen Miller

Admiral Von Schreiber – Robert Arenz

Nuns –

Lola Dittrich, Diane Garton, Virginia Garton, Jean Kieffer, Lois Marty, Marian Panke, Carol Schmidt, Doris Schuette, Paulann Skinner

Novices –

Virginia Esch, Kristine Heinecke, Julie Panke, Jean Schott

Postulants –

Laurie Buchen, Jan Eckardt, Mary Eckardt, Patty Kilton

Neighbors – Marguerite Madden, Wayne Wykhuis

Contestant in the Festival Concert

Trio – Mary Eckardt, Virginia Esch, Kristine Heinecke

Fraulein Schweiger – Virginia Garton

Production Staff

Director: David C. Bryant

Designed by: Wayne Jung

Musical Direction: Don Radmer

Vocal Music Director: Fern Sherman

Stage Manager: Michael Moody

Assistant Stage Manager: Marcia Richgels, Steven Sehler, Louis Stuemke

Stage Management Chairman: Michael L. Richdorf

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Mistress: Marcella Held

Master Electrician: Roland K Lorenz

Assistants: James Erdmann, Ted Heller, Karl Winkler

Sound: Joe Ayers, Chris Bauer

Properties: Lilly Roehl, Carole Schmitt

Make-Up Master: Arno Roehl

Co-Chairman: Robert Larson

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Paint Master: Wayne Jung

Scene Painters: Joan Burgasser, Timothy Hughes, Roger Lahm, Suzanne Machut

Dance Coach: Diane Remy

Vocal Assistance: Richard Conrardy

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Orchestra

Violins:

Joyce Weinkauf, Prin., Bernice Alpert, Sandra Dreckschmidt, Jeanne Herm, Carol Hoffmann, Eugene Huyck, Grace Winkler, Hilda Zierk

Violas:

Diane Lamb, Nancy Laux, William Nickel, Patricia Thompson

Celli:

Don Van Calligan, Judith Van Calligan, Joyce Lawrence

String Bass: James Tabbert

Piano: Fern Sherman

Oboe: Audrey Turk

Flute: Sandra Goodell, Richard Kroll

Clarinet: Patricia Elso, Edgar Friedrichs

French Horn: Robert Davies, Christina Stuopys

Cornets: Paul Calder, Donn Reed, Neal Reinemann

Trombone: Gerald Otte

Tuba: Carl Otte

Percussion: Allen Otte