SMWC presents "The Sound of Music"

February 16th, 2012 |

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.

Adults: $10
Children 10-16 and senior citizens: $5
Area college students with ID and
children under 10: Free

Call (812) 535-6211 for more information.

The Cast


(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

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