The Sound of Music

presented by the Otselic Valley Players

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Two shows only: Friday, March 18 at 7 pm, and Saturday, March 19 at 2 pm

tickets: $5 (adults) and $3 (students)

Otselic Valley Central School

The Sound of Music

Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, this musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is one of the most beloved Broadway productions--and films--of all time.


The original Broadway production opened in 1959 and won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In 1965 it was adapted as a film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and brought home 5 Academy Awards. This show is also notable because it was the last written by Rodgers and Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein died 9 months after the Broadway premiere.


Set in Austria in 1938 on the eve of Anschluss, the invasion and incorporation of Austria by Nazi Germany, The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who becomes the governess of a large family while deciding whether to become a nun. She grows to love the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp.


Among this show's particular treasures are the songs: "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," and "The Sound of Music.


Many critics loved this production as much as audiences. Richard Watts Jr. of the NY Post said the show "had strangely gentle charm that is wonderfully endearing." We agree!

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Cast

Maria..........................................................Francesca Cortez

The Mother Abbess..................................Chelsea Doolittle

Sister Berthe.............................................Sara Kenyon

Sister Margaretta.....................................Madison Davis

Sister Sophia.............................................Maygan Danenberg

Captain von Trapp....................................Peter Kalin III

Franz..........................................................Titus Reichard

Frau Schmidt.............................................Ella Costa

Max Detweiler...........................................Dakota Lolar

Liesl.............................................................Jessica Comfort

Friedrich.....................................................Garrett Wood

Louisa.........................................................McKenzie Kampe

Kurt.............................................................Braeden Davis

Brigitta........................................................Grace Costa

Marta..........................................................Ellie Wood

Gretl............................................................Alexis Learned

Rolf..............................................................Andy Collins

Elsa Schraeder...........................................Grace Lowry

Ursula.........................................................Paige Warren

Herr Zeller..................................................Jonah VanVoorhis

Frau Zeller..................................................Emma Lowry

Baron Elberfeld..........................................Tanner Costa

Baronness Elberfeld..................................Alexus White

Nuns............................................................Emma Lowry, Ella Costa, Paige Warren, Alexus White

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