FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheaton Drama Casts The Sound of Music
Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) has cast its 2012 fall family musical, The Sound of Music. This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will be performed from November 9 to December 9 at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton, IL.
James A. Liesz is directing, assisted by Susan Carr. Joni Kotche is the musical director. Choreography is by Barbara Giblin. Rebecca Poole and Amy Johnson are the production managers. Stage management is by Bruce Ebner and Debbie Trueblood.
The cast includes: Dave Amato (Admiral von Schrieber); Jean Austin (understudy – The Mother Abbess); Ashley Johnson Barney (The Mother Abbess); Tyler Berger (Brigetta); Alan Bolds (Franz); Cindy Bolds (Frau Schmidt); Alexandra Burkhardt (Marta); Keith DeBolt* (Captain Georg von Trapp); Teagan Earley (Liesl); Daniel Flage (Friedrich); Christian Johnson (Friend of Capt. von Trapp/Nazi Officer); Andy Kanturek (Baron Elberfeld); Julie Kanturek (Baroness Elberfeld); Rachelle Kates (Maria Rainer); Jamee Kenney (understudy – Sister Sophia); Mitchell Kinn (Rolf); Tim Landry (Friend of Capt. von Trapp/Nazi Officer); Anna Chase Lanier (Louisa); Dawn Holt Lauber (Elsa Schraeder); Michael Lewis (Friedrich); Meg McGarry (Sister Sophia & understudy – Maria); Diana McGrath (Marta); Faith McGrath (Gretl); Tessa Newman (Brigetta); Lillian Perez (Sister Margaretta); Fletcher Peterson (Kurt); Brock Royle (Kurt); Gwen Royle (Gretl); Vincent Scalone (Herr Zeller); Madysen Simanonis (Louisa); Luke Stephens (Rolf); Ginger Terlep (Sister Berthe); Stuart Vance (Max Detweiler); Emily Whaley (Liesl); Jim Wheeler (Friend of Capt. von Trapp/Nazi Officer).
The Nuns Chorus includes: Kelly Baessler (Postulant); Deanna Bero; Patty Blackman; Kitty Bruno; Dana Clouser; Lisa Crank; Diana Dignan; Edie Fitts; Sari Flage (Postulant); Georgia Hamilton; Jennifer Hawes; Maria Hegarty; Kailey Henderson (Postulant); Dee Hicks; Heidi Humiston; Charmaine G. Jones; Alissa Kanturek (Postulant); Julie Kanturek; Jamee Kenney; Caroline Lauber (Postulant); Kimberly Maslo; Laura Miller; Debbie Molinaro; Laura Murray; Kendall Peak; Helen Prebys (Postulant); Amy Royle; Kristin Sandy; Val Shay; Sarah Smith; Marilee Sobiecki; Sheila Zinke; Jessica Zolmierski.
The Sound of Music has music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”. The show is licensed by R&H Theatricals. Performances are at 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays; 3pm Sundays. Tickets are $18 for Thursdays; $21 Fridays-Sundays. No show Thanksgiving Day.
Wheaton Drama’s upcoming shows are: The Good Life Cafe (November 10 only); It’s A Wonderful Life (radio show December 14-16); Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (January 25-February 17, 2013); Full Circle (March 15-April 7, 2013 – confirmation of rights pending) and Into the Woods (May 17-June 9, 2013).
Visit https://wheatondrama.org, or call 630-260-1820 for tickets. Follow on Twitter at WDIpublicity.
*Reflects cast change.