The Sound Of Music



Sound Of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Story of the von Trapp Family Singers”

Directed by
Kim Silverman
Musical Direction by
Jo Henry
Choreography by
Caitlin Osborne
Scenic Designer
Brandon Phillips
Costume Designer
Edna M. Immel
Technical Director
Steve McGuire
Lighting Designer
Donald Ishler III
Stage Manager
Samantha E. Huckabee
Apprentice Coordinator
William C. Mulberger

ABOUT THE MUSICAL

After seeing a German movie on the Trapp family, Mary Martin thought the material would make a good play for her. Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse of Life with Father fame would write the script which would use music from the Trapp repertoire. But one more song was needed; Martin turned to her friends Rodgers and Hammerstein who thought the material would make a better musical than a play. Thus The Sound of Music was born.

Coming after a string of disappointing Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals (Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, and Flower Drum Song) The Sound of Music, with its wonderfully tuneful score, was a welcomed and huge success despite mixed reviews that criticized the book – the only one in his collaboration with Rodgers that Hammerstein did not author or co-author – as overly sentimental. To some, the musical was more conventional than the groundbreaking Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals of the 1940’s: Oklahoma, Carousel, Allegro, and South Pacific. Still, it had a long run. Sadly, it was the last musical the team wrote; Hammerstein died nine months after it opened. Over the years The Sound of Music has proven to be the most popular of their nine shows – after all, who can resist singing nuns and applecheeked children? And then there’s the movie; one of the most successful ever made. The movie has now achieved cult status. Audiences arrive at screenings dressed as nuns or female deer or “some of my favorite things” to sing along with Julie Andrews and company.

The Sound of Music ends dramatically as the Trapp family, climbing every mountain and fording every stream, makes its way over the Alps to escape the Nazis. But if truth be told, the family boarded a train to Italy on its way to America.

Richard Gidez for SCCT

 Performed   June 25-28, July 1-3, 8-12, 2003

THE CAST
(in order of appearance)

Mother Abbess………………………………… CathyHutzell
Sister Berthe…………………………………… Betty Bechtel
Sister Margaretta……………………………… Heather Summers
Sister Sophia…………………………………… Kathy DiMuccio
Nun/Chorus……………………………………. Tonya Daher
Nun/Chorus…………………………………….. Kat Kleman Davis
Nun/Chorus……………………………………. Marcy Perini
Postulant/Chorus……………………………… Maggie Lee
Postulant/Chorus……………………………… Stephanie Lowden
New Postulant/Chorus……………………….. Katie Martin
Maria……………………………………………..Abbey Foard
Captain von Trapp……………………………..Chris Gamble
Franz…………………………………………….. Charlie Wilson
Frau Schmidt…………………………………… Claire Brannen
Friedrich………………………………………….Jonathan Bojan
Liesl……………………………………………….MaggieCox
Brigitta………………………………………….. Desiree Dennis
Marta …………………………………………….Emily Dennis
Gretl ……………………………………………..JordanGlover
Louisa…………………………………………….Leah Mueller
Kurt……………………………………………… Christopher Perini
Rolf……………………………………………… JasonHeiman
Elsa Schraeder………………………………… Sally Best-Irvin
Max………………………………………………. Russell Bloom
Max (Understudy June 27 & 28 and JuJy . Mike Waldhier
Herr Zeller/Chorus/Dancer……………………Scott Miller
Baron Elberfeld/Chorus……………………… David R. Piltz
Baroness ElberfeldlNun/Dancer ……………. Lauren Kenny
Admiral von Schreiber/Chorus…………….. James Hall
Chorus/Extra/Dancer ………………………….Samuel Umbriac
Trio of Herneben…………… SamUmbriac, Maggie Lee, Katie Martin
Fraulein Schreiber……………………………..Tonya Daher