SMWC presents "The Sound of Music"
February 16th, 2012 | By Dee Reed
This spring, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College comes alive with the sound of music as the Department of Music and Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, "The Sound of Music", March 1-4, 2012.
"The Sound of Music" is one of Broadway’s most popular musicals. The show was a Broadway hit in 1959, but most audiences will remember the 1965 film version starring Julie Andrews, who won five Academy Awards. Many of the songs from the play have become classics, including "My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," "Do Ri Me" and "The Sound of Music."
Directed by SMWC theatre professor Sharon Ammen, Ph.D., this performance will delight audiences from start to finish. Ammen previously directed the musicals "Urinetown" and "Quilters" at the College and co-wrote the Crossroads Repertory Theatre summer musical "The Velveteen Rabbit."
The College received an Arts Illiana Grant to present a panel discussion on the portrayal of anti-Semitism in the play following the performance on March 2, 2012.
In addition to student actors, the College welcomes professional actor Brandon Wentz in the role of Captain Georg von Trap and musical director Doris Pell, the pianist for the Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra. Tyler Hutcheson, SMWC’s technical director, will design the set and David DelColetti, emeritus associate professor of theatre at Indiana State University, is the lighting director.
Ticket Information and Performance Dates
SMWC students rehearse musical numbers for upcoming performances:
(l) Sherry Bube, as Maria; Cathleen Flynn as Mother Abbess; and members of the nun chorus Megan Neyer, Laura Kempton, and Kaitlyn Wainscott.
Cecilian Auditorium, SMWC campus
Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 8 p.m., Reception and
panel discussions to follow
Saturday, March 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2p.m.
Children 10-16 and senior citizens: $5
Area college students with ID and
children under 10: Free
Call (812) 535-6211 for more information.
(l) Sherry Bube as Maria and Cathleen Flynn as Mother Abbess
Captain von Trapp - Brandon Wentz
Maria - Sherry Bube
Mother Abbess - Cathleen Flynn
Max - Bernie LaMontagne
Rolf - Jonathan Gollembecki
Liesl - Ashtyn Dowden
Friedrich - Deakin Axtell
Louisa - Tiffany Mertz
Katy - Lauren Sutton
Brigitta - Kelsie Uselman
Marta - Betsy Clark
Gretl - Reagan Becker
Francine - Glenda Cordell
Sister Sophia - Jessica Claycomb
Sister Margareta - Laura Kempton
Sister Berthe - Cecilia Gray
Nun Chorus - Nicole Gilbert, Megan Neyer,
Cecilia Gray, Laura Kempton, Jessica Claycomb,
Cathleen Flynn, Kaitlyn Wainscott
Barron Elberfeld - Jessica McManus
Baroness Elberfeld - Jennifer Garrett
Frau Schmidt - Courntey New
Elsa - Gabrielle Hasler
Zeller - Brendan Becker
Mrs. Zeller - DeAnn Nilson
Ursula - Shelby Richardson
Admiral von Schreiber - Jeff Malloy