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'The Sound of Music' to be Performed July 11-12, 17-19

Posted on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 [9:34 AM]

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COLUMBIA, Ky. -- TheatreFest! at Lindsey Wilson College will conclude its 2014 season with a production of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music this weekend.

The production opens at 7 p.m. CT Friday, July 11, in V.P. Henry Auditorium. It will also be performed at 7 p.m. CT Saturday, July 12, and then at 7 p.m CT July 17-19.

The production is directed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock.

The Sound of Music was created by four giants of the American musical theater: music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by the writing team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Basis. The story is based on Maria von Trapp's autobiography, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Since the musical premiered on Broadway in 1959, it has been considered one of the great American musicals.

This is the first time Brock, who has been involved in professional theater for three decades, has produced The Sound of Music.

"It's a story that a lot of people have seen as a film, but not everyone is familiar with the stage production, which is slightly different from the film that was produced in 1965," Brock said. "I wanted to produce this show because it's not just a wonderful story, but also because it's a story that so many people can relate to on so many levels."

The TheatreFest! production stars Columbia residents Eric Peterson and Maggie Coleman. Peterson plays Capt. Georg von Trapp, who is torn between duty to his country and his conscience. Coleman plays postulant Maria Rainer, who is torn to her vocation as a nun and unexpected love for von Trapp. Elise Keiffer of Burkesville, Ky., plays von Trapp's love interest, Elsa Schraeder, and Brent Thompson of Columbia plays the Max Detweiler, who tries to negotiate a changing Austrian society on the eve of World War II.

The Sound of Music will be performed at 7 p.m. CT July 11-12, 17-19 in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street. For more information, contact Robert Brock at brockr@lindsey.edu or 270-590-4803.

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CAST: Eric Peterson of Columbia (Capt. Georg von Trapp); Maggie Coleman of Columbia (Maria Rainer); Elise Keiffer of Burkesville, Ky. (Elsa Schraeder); Brent Thompson of Columbia (Max Detweiler); Sam Wilson of Bowling Green, Ky. (Rolf Gruber); Tim McAlpine of Fresno, Calif. (Herr Zeller); Roger Elliott of Columbia (Admiral von Schreiber); Ulis Lingar of Pineville, Ky. (Franz); Seth Slone of Danville, Ky. (Baron Elberfeld); Stephanie Archie of Columbia (Mother Abbess); Bailey Scott of Auburn, Ky. (Sister Berthe); Sarah Wood of Bowling Green, Ky. (Ursula/Nun); Lydia Tiller of Columbia (Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Novices); Samantha Hardin of Russell Springs, Ky. (Sister Sophia, Mistress of Postulants); Susan Herrington of Dearborn, Mich. (Frau Zeller/New Postulant); Abby Warren of Columbia (Baroness Elberfeld/Nun); Carrie Peterson of Columbia (Frau Schmidt); Freer "Court" Mace of Huntington, W.Va. (Nazi soldier); and James McIntosh of Belleville, Ill. (Nazi soldier).

THE von TRAPP CHILDREN: Brenna Murray of Russell Springs, Ky. (Liesl); Josiah Peterson of Columbia (Friedrich); Emma Peterson of Columbia (Louisa); C.J. Bonifer of Greensburg, Ky. (Kurt); Riley Wells of Columbia (Brigitta); Mercy Peterson of Columbia (Marta); and Karsyn Collins of Columbia (Gretl).

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