'Sound of Music' is Friday

Presented by Rutherford County Arts Council
Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1, at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on the Isothermal Community College.

Produced the Rutherford County Arts Council, the show features a 45-member cast singing “Do, Re, Mi,” “The Sound of Music,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and the rest of the ever-popular songs from the show, accompanied by a live musical ensemble.

All seats are reserved and tickets are available at The Foundation Box Office, (828) 286-9990.  

Starring as Maria Rainer in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical will be Laura Link, with Guy Winker as Captain Georg von Trapp and Dana Stickney as the Mother Abbess.

The show also features a talented supporting cast which includes the Von Trapp children, played by Sarah Rodrigues, Michael Lugo, Madison Reep, Ainsley Lederfind, Gabriel Lugo, Veronica Lugo, and Teresa Lugo.

The solicitous Nuns, Sister Margaretta played by Lani Louis, Sister Berthe played by Hannah Searcy and Sister Sophia played by Stephanie Lugo; Captain’s Von Trapp’s glamorous and sophisticated friends Elsa and Max, played by Jennifer Davis and Josh Reep; and Rolf Gruber, played by Tyler Graeper.

There is also a 24-member women’s choir of Nuns and Postulants singing extraordinary six-part religious choral music. The choir includes Evie Beam, Kandace Cooper, Alaina Goode, Caroline Greene, Shelby Greene, Mandie Head, Cheryl Justice, Deborah Keller, Karen Lugo, Jena Metcalf, Eko Owen, Carol Simmons, Cypress Snyder, Madison Snyder, Gillian Stickney, Jeane Watson, Audrey Watt, Tara Watt, Aerin White, and Joelle White. 

Music director Diane McEnnerney said, “The choral music sung by the nuns in this show is,  I believe, the most beautiful music written by Richard Rodgers for any of his shows.  It is absolutely thrilling — six-part women’s voices singing Latin biblical texts — but very difficult. And we have a magnificent choir of ladies performing it. You’ll have chills.”

The Von Trapp housekeeper Frau Schmidt and the butler Franz will be played by Alice Ziegler and David Robertson; Herr Zeller, by Kip Arrowood; Admiral von Schreiber, by David Coldren; and Baron Elberfeld, by Harrison Wilkerson.

Playing various Austrian aristocracy, Nazis, party guests and dancers will be Christian Greene, Christian Gold, Chad Day, and Rochelle Greene, and other members of the cast.