Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

“The Sound of Music” is operating on the Riverbank Theatre by means of Dec. 22.

“’The Sound of Music’ is a basic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein and everyone seems to be accustomed to the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,” mentioned Riverbank Inventive Director and Manufacturing Supervisor Brittany Everitt Smith. “The storyline options Maria Rainer, who’s in coaching to change into a nun, however will get despatched to be a governess for seven kids on the von Trapp family. Captain von Trapp is used to commanding a ship and treats his personal kids as if he’s giving them orders within the navy till Maria factors out that if he retains treating them as such he’s ‘going to have a mutiny on his fingers.’”

“One thing about Maria’s mixture of honest fact telling and the best way she has introduced music and enjoyable again into their lives catches the captain’s consideration,” Smith continued. “’The Sound of Music’ is greater than only a love story. It’s set in 1939, when Nazi Germany takes over Austria. The captain should determine whether or not to adjust to a regime he despises or depart his homeland fully.”

Smith added that the musical is filled with recognizable songs, together with “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “My Favourite Issues.”

The manufacturing opened Oct. 28 and can run by means of Dec. 22. (Courtesy of Brittany Everitt Smith)

The manufacturing is directed by Aaron Dennis Smith, with vocal route by Bethany Moses and choreography by Brittany Everitt Smith.

“We had been blown away by the expertise that got here out for our audition in August and determined that we had sufficient fabulous actors to create two casts,” Brittany Everitt Smith mentioned. “That is the longest-running manufacturing we’ve ever had at Riverbank. Every solid will do 16 reveals for a complete of 32 performances between now and Dec. 22.”

The solid is comprised of Courtney Johnson and Sophie Smekens as Maria Rainer; Jonathan Meldrum and Aaron Dennis Smith as Captain Georg von Trapp; Jason Oyler and Gregory Nelson as Max Detweiler; Anna Marck as Elsa Schraeder; Katherine Guc and Cheryl Rasmussen as The Mom Abbess; Gracelynne Barrett and Bethany Moses as Liesl von Trapp; Gabriel Stephens and Adam Stromberg as Friedrich von Trapp; Rachel VanderGraaff and Paige Voss as Louisa von Trapp; Jonah Martin and Noah Phelan as Kurt von Trapp; Rose Hill and Reilly Wright as Brigitta von Trapp; Madelynn Giles and Luciana Meldrum as Marta von Trapp; Hannah Hrisoulis and Paisley Giles as Gretl von Trapp, and Chase Bowman as Rolf Gruber.

The solid additionally contains Ayres Went as Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices; Christy Kreidler as Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants; Rose Gottler as Sister Sophia; Kevin Keller and Oyler as Franz, the butler; Connie Cowper as Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper; Jacob Stoliker as Herr Zeller; Mallorie Inexperienced as Frau Zeller; Michael VanderGraaff and Gary Grey as Baron Elberfeld; Corinne VanWyke as Baronness Elberfeld; Patrick Phelan as Admiral von Schreiber; Inexperienced and Maria Gottler as A New Postulant, and Rileigh Bautel, Maria Gottler, Stephanie Graham, Inexperienced, Johnson, Moses, Smekens and VanWyke as nuns.

The present’s opening weekend came about Oct. 28 to 30.

“Opening weekend was fabulous,” Brittany Everitt Smith mentioned. “We obtained such assist and optimistic suggestions from our patrons. It’s the proper outing for the entire household. We hope you’ll come and expertise Riverbank’s ‘The Sound of Music.’”

Two casts had been created for the manufacturing. (Courtesy of Brittany Everitt Smith)

The Riverbank Theatre is situated at 358 S. Water St. in Marine Metropolis. Performances will happen at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and three p.m. Sundays. Tickets value $30.

Brittany Everitt Smith famous that the Sunday matinee instances are nearly bought out, so individuals mustn’t wait to buy tickets.

“This present is so heartfelt and the music is superbly hovering,” she mentioned. “We hope that audiences depart uplifted and entertained.”

For extra data or to buy tickets, name 810-278-1749 or go to

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