The Sound of Music
 
Northern Stage, 2019/2020
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
THE TEAM
Directed by Maggie Burrows ++
Musical Direction by Kevin A. Smith
Choreography by Katie Rose McLaughlin
Scenic Design by Carolyn Mraz +
Costume Design by Hunter Kaczorowski +
Lighting Design by Mary Ellen Stebbins +
Sound Design by Z Worthington
Wig Design by Mary Schilling-Martin
Associate Music Director: Katie Siegmund
Assistant Director: Virginia Ogden
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger
1st Assistant Stage Manager: Aaron A. Watson
2nd Assistant Stage Manager: Kyla Mermejo-Varga
Child Actor GuardianElise Ballard
THE CAST
MARIA RAINER: Kerstin Anderson *
THE MOTHER ABBESS: Alyson Cambridge
SISTER BERTHE: Yvonne Strumecki *
SISTER MARGARETTA: Dottie Stanley *
SISTER SOPHIA: Justine Goggin
CAPTAIN GEORG VON TRAPP: Matt Faucher *
FRANZ: Christopher Flockton *
FRAU SCHMIDT: Katie Kitchel
LIESL VON TRAPP: Kelsey Anne Brown *
FRIEDRICH VON TRAPP: Judson Dunne & Ty Nolon
LOUISA VON TRAPP: Macy Bettwieser & Willa Dana
KURT VON TRAPP: Yuvraj Sathe & Alex Hoyt
BRIGITTA VON TRAPP: Flynn Moreno & Jillian Stucker
MARTA VON TRAPP: Clementina Siri & Shea Hill
GRETL VON TRAPP: Rei Huston & Sayuri Rios
ROLF GRUBER: Nathan Quay Thomas
URSULA: Kate Budney
ELSA SCHRAEDER: Gina Lamparella *
MAX DETWEILER: James Beaman *
HERR ZELLER: Paul West
BARON ELBERFELD: Owen O'Leary
BARONESS ELBERFELD: Irene Green *
A NEW POSTULANT: Kate Budney
ADMIRAL VON SCHREIBER: Rob O'Leary
ENSEMBLE: Kate Budney, Christopher Flockton *,
Irene Green *, Justine Goggin, Katie Kitchel,
Jenn Langhus, Michael Maerlender, Owen O'Leary,
Rob O'Leary, Dottie Stanely *, Yvonne Strumecki *,
& Paul West
* Member Actors' Equity Association    + Member USA     ++ Member SDC
BRIAN'S TAKE
 
Although there aren't a ton of different locations in this show, the physical transition between each location is complicated (especially since you're often going from interiors to exteriors and back). Thankfully, we were able to track through all the transitions with the creative team during the first week of rehearsal and took time in the room to assign and rehearse each move. Even though actors didn't necessarily get to touch the piece of scenery/furniture they would be moving until we got into tech, they at least knew where they were entering/exiting, what they were responsible for, and where it was shifting. We tracked all this info in our breakdowns including what costume we thought the actor would be in. This made creating run sheets and costume plots much simpler as we got closer to tech.
SoM Actor Tracking