The Sound of Music

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Music by Richard Rogers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Jane Staab

February 4- 27, 2005

“The world’s most beloved musical returns to WFT, posing again the infamous question: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, based on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography, follows the adventures of a high-spirited young woman who is ill-fitted for the life of the convent. Sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval officer, who runs his home as if it were an Austrian navy vessel, Maria wins their hearts (and his) with her exuberant love of life. The family’s narrow escape from the Nazis, over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II, is one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented onstage.”



Maria Rainer – Angela Williams*
The Mother Abbess – Leigh Barrett*, Lisa Korak
Sister Berthe – Ellen Peterson
Sister Margaretta – Gamalia Pharms*
Sister Sophia – Vanessa J. Schukis*
Captain Georg von Trapp – Christopher Chew*
Franz – Harold S. Withee
Frau Schmidt – Liz Robbins
Liesl – Andrea C. Ross
Friedrich – David Kaim
Louisa – Ariel Harrist
Kurt – Paul McCallion
Brigitta – Samantha Goober
Marta – Alexandra Waye 
Gretl – Katherine Doherty
Rolf Gruber – Jacob Liberman
Elsa Schraeder – Eileen Nugent*
Max Detweiler – Brian Richard Robinson*
Herr Zeller – Samuel Young
Baron Elberfeld – Peyton Pugmire
Frau Elberfeld – Jaime Montesano
Admiral von Schrieber – Robert G. Prescod

Nuns – Jordan Ashwood, Kiersten Cormack, Sarah Dunn, Mariko Kanto, Amanda Kline, Jaime Montesano, W. Yvonne Murphy, Megan Lynn Otteson, Megan Savage, Jane Staab*, Jaime Steinbach, Jennifer Tucker

Nazis – Chris Brucato, Nicholas Carter, Peyton Pugmire

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director – Jane Staab
Musical Director – Jonathan Goldberg
Set Designer – Janie E. Howland
Choreographer – Laurel Stachowicz
Lighting Designer – Nicole Pearce
Costume Designer – Marian Piro
Sound Designer – Matthew Otto
Production Stage Manager – Laurie Aldous*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Check back for updates!


And what charm!

-Talkin Broadway

Behind the Scenes

Rehearsal & Behind the Scenes photos

Check back for updates!