The Sound of Music


The Sound of Music

USA National Tour 2017 – 2018

New Andrew Lloyd Webber London Production

The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsayand Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von TrappThe Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss“, “My Favorite Things“, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain“, “Do-Re-Mi“, and the title song “The Sound of Music“. Directed by Jeremy Sams.

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 Schenectady, NY – Proctor’s Theatre – Apr 4, 2017 – Apr 9, 2017

Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre – Apr 18, 2017 – Apr 23, 2017

West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center – May 9, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Washington, DC – Washington Opera House – Jun 13, 2017 – Jul 16, 2017

Cleveland, OH – Connor Palace Theatre – Jul 18, 2017 – Jul 23, 2017

Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre – Sept 6 – 11, 2017

Vancouver, CN – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Sept 12 – 17, 2017

Edmonton, CN – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Sept 19 – 24, 2017

Calgary, CN – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Sept 26 – Oct 1, 2017

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center – Oct 10 – 22, 2017

Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theatre Times Union CenterL – Oct 31 – Nov 5, 2017

Paducah, KY – Carson Center – Monday, December 4, 2017

St. Louis, MO – The Fabulous Fox – Feb 2-4, 2018

Dayton, OH – Schuster Center – Feb 13 – 18, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater – Feb 27 – Mar 4, 2018

Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium – Mar 6 – 11, 2018

Tulsa, OK – Chapman Hall – Apr 3 – 8, 2018


Austin Colby – Rolf

Full Cast

(Maria Rainer) is humbled to be bringing this amazing woman’s story across the nation. Charlotte was recently seen playing opposite Shirley Jones in her autobiographical musical Have you Met Miss Jones? NYC credits: Starting Here, Starting Now (York Theatre), Icon (The Duke Theatre – NYMF). Regional credits: Empire (world premier – La Mirada Theatre), The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Centerstage), Hairspray (The Muny), Les Misérables, (The Muny). Film credits: Ithaca (dir. Meg Ryan), AWOL, People People, The Last Five Years (dir. Richard LaGravenese), Work It, Honey!. TV credits: “Aquarius” (dir. David Duchovny/NBC). University of Michigan grad (GO BLUE!) Grateful as ever to her ladies at Abrams, Telsey + CO, this incredible company, and of course – Jack O’Brien. Follow her shenanigans @cmalts 😉

(Captain Georg von Trapp) Broadway: Tarzan®. Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Death For Five Voices),Collette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Tours: Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Hair. Regional: Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award), My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination) & Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage; The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre; Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, The Buddy Holly Story at The MUNY; Mothers and Sons, Les Misérables, Master Class, Love!Valour!Compassion! at ZACH Theatre, , South Pacific and The King and I at Casa Mañana. Film: Sex in the City II (also soundtrack). Television: Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC’s One Life to Live (GLAAD Award). His debut CD The First Time… is available at www. and via iTunes.

(The Mother Abbess) was last seen as the Rain Lady in Second Stage’s production of Invisible Thread. Regional Credits include Hairspray, A Christmas Carol, The Color Purple, Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse, Seussical the Musical, Once on this Island, Nunsense, Cinderella (TYA), All Shook Up, The Drowsy Chaperone, Comedy of Errors, Pinocchio, Motherhood the Musical, The Nativity, and Smokey Joe’s Café. TV credits include “Chicago Code” (FOX) and “Chicago PD” (NBC). MFA (WIU), AEA, SAG-AFTRA, BMI. Let’s be kinder to one another daily and randomly. 1 John 3:18. For my Heavenly Father, Dakota, BBJ, Brax, Melinda, Val & Tal.

(Max Detweiller) was most recently on Broadway in Aladdin and the Tony-nominated revival of Annie (FDR). Broadway: The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid (original cast recording), Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles, Assassins (revival cast recording), revival of Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, Jekyll and Hyde, 1776 (revival cast recording), Beauty and the Beast (original cast recording), Les Misérables, Mame and Show Boat. Disney films: Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The King of Thieves, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Home on the Range, Enchanted, Tangled, Frozen Fever, and the live-action Beauty and the Beast, due in theaters March 17, 2017. Ebenezer Scrooge on Symphonic recording of A Christmas Carol – The Concert (Amazon and iTunes). One of three actors featured in The Standbys, the first film of the 2012 Tony Award’s film series. Co-writer of Baritones Unbound.

(Elsa Schraeder) starred as Rose in the film Street Scene (Bravo) and on stage at Theater des Westens (Berlin premiere), dir. Francesca Zambello. London: Hal Prince’s Tony Award-winning Show Boat (Magnolia). Broadway: The Boys from Syracuse. National tours: The Music Man (Marian Paroo) and Camelot (Guenevere). She toured with Marvin Hamlisch and performs worldwide with symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops, Kennedy Center and Israel Philharmonic, to name a few. Starring roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and Opéra de Toulon among others. She is a graduate of Florida State University with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Central Michigan University. Debut CD: Into Your Arms, The Love Songs of Richard Rodgers (iTunes and Amazon). / @teridahlinks /

(Liesl) is excited and grateful to be touring with The Sound of Music! Originally from Sacramento, CA, Paige holds a BFA from The University of Michigan and has performed at The Muny, PCLO, Sacramento Music Circus, and most recently, the Evita first national tour. She sends love and thanks to family, friends, Jack O’Brien, blocNYC, and everyone at Telsey + Co.!

(Rolf Gruber). Credits include Arena Stage: Smokey Joe’s Café; Signature Theatre: West Side Story, Crossing, and Simply Sondheim; Olney Theatre Center: Forever Plaid, Spring Awakening, Cinderella. Graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music and Theater minor. Huge thank you to family and friends for their continuous faith and support. All my love for C.

(Kurt), 11 years old, from New York, NY, is thrilled to be a part of the National Tour of The Sound of Music (Kurt Von Trapp). Credits include: Queens Theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill) and the Off-Broadway production of And a Child Shall Lead (Eric). He has starred in local children’s productions of Shrek, Music Man, Peter Pan and Aladdin. He lives in Manhattan with his family and loves to act, sing, write songs and play the drums. He thanks his super supportive parents, brother Daniel, Nana/Grandpa Harry, Barry Kolker, Mitch Raftery and Cielito Pareja.

(Marta, u/s Brigitta) is thrilled to be making her National tour debut! Theater: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Cindy Lou, three seasons, Betty Lou), Peter Pan (Jane), Shrek (Young Fiona), The Music Man (Gracie Shinn) and Annie Get Your Gun (Minnie Oakley). These are a few of her favorite things: competitive gymnastics, piano, violin, and cookies. Thank you to Coast to Coast Talent, Primary Wave, Telsey and Co, The Old Globe, dad, mom, sisters Sam and Sadie and her two puppies Newman and Piper back in San Diego. @tcoleman5678

(Louisa) is thrilled to be making her professional debut in this iconic musical! Favorite performances: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Annie (Annie), Shrek (Young Fiona). Sincere thanks to Jamie Pillet, Abrams Artists, Dani Roth, Random Farms, Janine Molinari, Armonk Dance, Denise Simon and Telsey + Co. all of whom believed in her and guided her to this moment. Much love to Mom, Dad, Camryn, Chris and her family and friends back home in NY who never missed a performance and are her biggest fans!

(u/s Gretl, u/s Marta) is honored to join the National Tour of the Sound of Music. NYC: Madeline’s Christmas (Madeline), Happily Ever After. Broadway Youth Ensemble, “I Have a Voice” (Broadway Records), Broadway Artists Alliance. Special thanks to David Madore, Jamie Jordan, Laura Luc, Naomi Kolstein (Bohemia Group), Michelle Thompson (Avalon/BMG), Alex Hartman, Telsey+Co, the SOM Team and all my friends. Love to my family.

(Gretl), 6 year old trilingual Arizona native, is overjoyed to be a part of this National Tour of her favorite musical! She previously played Gretl at CDO High School. Anika would like to thank Robert Canon, CDO SOM friends, Rachel Hoffman/Telsey & Co, Jack O’Brien, and the SOM team. Her parents, brother Torsten and extended family and friends are a few of her “favorite things.”

(Brigitta) is excited to make her National Tour Debut as Brigitta in The Sound of Music. A 5th grader from East Hampton, New York, Dakota’s recent credits include performances at the Bay Street Theater; The Scarlet Letter (Pearl), Grey Gardens (Lee Bouvier), Guild Hall-Our Fabulous Variety Show; Neverlanded (Jane), Tap An Evening Of Rhythm (Shirley Temple), A Christmas Spectacular (Tina Crachit). JMMES; Annie (Annie), Hamptons International Film Festival; European Zero (Halla),. Thank You to The SOM team, Telsey & Co., Anita Boyer & Kasia Klimiuk of OFVS, Lucy Caracappa and Devin Ilaw. XOXO Mom, Dad and Sage for helping me follow my dream! I love you past the stars and beyond!

(u/s Friedrich, u/s Kurt) is excited to make his National Tour debut with The Sound of Music! Regional theater: Cleveland Playhouse, A Christmas Story (Ralphie); The Cleveland Opera, Amahl, and The Night Visitors (Amahl). Community Theater: Oliver! (Oliver), Really Rosie (Johnny). Special thanks to Telsey + Co., the SOM team, Mom, Dad, Sophia, Graham, family and friends!

(Friedrich) is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut! Regional credits: Peter Pan (John), Ragtime (Little Boy), Big Fish (Young Will), The Music Man (Winthrop), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (Danny, Boo & Ensemble). Special thanks to SOM Team, Jack O’Brien, Telsey + Co., Nancy Carson, The Old Globe, Moonlight Stage Productions, San Diego Musical Theater. Much love to Mom, Dad, Cole, Baylee, Ashton, extended family and friends for their support to pursue my dreams!

(Admiral von Schreiber, u/s Captain Georg von Trapp, u/s Max). Broadway: Mamma Mia!; Tarzan; South Pacific. Off-Broadway: Johnny Guitar. National/International tours: The Phantom of the Opera; South Pacific; Camelot; My Fair Lady; 42nd Street; The Music Man; Anything Goes. Regional theater: Chicago; Legally Blonde; Kiss Me, Kate; Treasure Island; Les Misérables; She Loves Me; A Funny Thing…Forum; The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Kismet.

(Frau Schmidt). A proud Canadian, Donna has performed in theatres throughout Canada, the U.S., Austria and Japan. Selected theatre: Once (Baruška), Two Pianos, Four Hands (Thea), Buddy Holly (Vi Petty), Cabaret (Fräulein Schneider), The Full Monty (Vicki), Disney (Fairy Godmother). To my love: “I carry your heart.”

(Herr Zeller, u/s Captain Georg von Trapp, u/s Franz). Broadway (Les Misérables), National Tours (Show Boat, Les Misérables), Off-Broadway/Regional (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, McCarter, Goodman, Alliance, Reprise, Portland Center Stage). TV: The Office, CSI, The Good Wife, Elementary, CSI:NY, Dexter, Prison Break, Heroes, The Young and the Restless, Star Trek: Voyager, and Enterprise; Film: “JUST SAY LOVE,” “FLIGHTPLAN,” and “MENACE.” Robert is a 3-time LA Ovation Nominee, an LA Drama Critics Circle Nominee, a 2-time Joseph Jefferson Nominee, and an LA Weekly Award Recipient.

(Franz, u/s Max Detweiler). Tours: Macbeth (London, Antibes, Nice, Valbonne), Tommy, Seussical and Joseph… Dreamcoat (w/Donny Osmond.) Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre D.C. (Richard II and Henry V); Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Ordway Center, North Carolina Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Remains Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre, Drury Lane and Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre. Off Broadway: Harold Clurman Theatre, York Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source and Prospect Theatre Company. Film: The Definite Maybe. Television: Law & Order; L&O: Criminal Intent; L&O: SVU and Chappelle’s Show. *Member Actor’s Equity Association

(Sister Berthe).
Select credits: Broadway/Off Broadway: Ragtime (revival), Candide (NYCO), Greenwillow (York Theatre Company), and Radio City Music Hall. Regional: The McCarter, Bay Street Theatre, Maltz Jupiter, Westport Country Playhouse, La Mirada Perf. Arts, San Diego Rep., East West Players, Portland Center Stage, Sacramento Music Circus, and Olney Theatre Center. TV: “Switched At Birth.”

(Swing, u/s Franz, u/s Admiral von Schreiber, u/s Herr Zeller) is elated to be making his National Tour debut! Credits include Regional: Austen’s Pride (Bingley), She Loves Me (Georg), Footloose (Willard), University: Into the Woods (Baker), Laramie Project (Jedadiah), Film: Frozen. Training: BFA, University of Michigan; RADA. Thanks to Rachel Hoffman, CESD, and my steadfast family and friends! For Ryder

(Ensemble, u/s The Mother Abbess) NYC: The Mikado (Katisha); Ruddigore (Mad Margaret), New York City Center/NYGASP. Regional: The Mikado (Katisha), Wolf Trap; A Christmas Carol, North Shore Musical Theatre; Dido and Aeneas (Witch) Boston Early Music Festival; The King and I (Lady Thiang). London: The Pirates of Penzance (Edith) National G&S Opera Company. Thanks to the production team, Rachel Hoffman, my family, and Dan.

(u/s Mother Abbess, u/s Elsa) Tours: Evita (First National), West Side Story- Rosalia, Maria u/s (International), Regional: Man of la Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company) Pirates of Penzance (Bristol Riverside), The Vagabond King, Man of la Mancha, Call Me Madam (CLOC). Third Place winner at the American Traditions Competition and recipient of the Lys Symonette Award for “Extraordinary Promise as a Singing/ Actor” at Lotta Lenya Competition. B.M. from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

(Swing) is thrilled to be part of such a masterful team with The Sound of Music! Favorite credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Sweeney Todd; My Heart in a Suitcase; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Carousel with Shirley Jones. She earned her BFA from The Hartt School. Buckets of love and appreciation to Mom, Dad, and Kyle. For Kerry.

(u/s Liesl, u/s Louisa) First national tour! New York Theater: Missing Gemini (Erin), Closer Than You Think (Brittany), The Christians (Choir). University: A Little Night Music (Anne), Grand Hotel (Flaemchenn), Buried Child (Shelly), Elise (Ana). Regional: The Fantasticks (Luisa), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), The Sound of Music (Leisl), Into the Woods (Little Red) Eleemosynary (Echo). TV: “SNL”. Graduate of NYU Steinhardt. Thanks to Rachel at Telsey, and Mom and Dad for being my biggest fans. Psalm 28:7.

(Baron Elberfeld, u/s Admiral von Schreiber) Tours: South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Best of ALW. NY: Into the Woods (Prince/Wolf), West Side Story (Tony), Pippin, Secret Garden. Regional: My Fair Lady (Higgins), Nice Work…Get It (Duke), Carousel (Billy), Kiss Me Kate (Fred/Petruchio), Funny Girl (Nick), 9 to 5 (Hart), Fantasticks (El Gallo), Phantom (Phantom).

(Sister Sophia, u/s Maria Rainer) is ecstatic to be joining The Sound of Music straight from playing the lead role of Jemma in the world premiere reading of the new musical A Rock And A Hard Place in NYC. On the big screen, she recently appeared as Joanna in the Fathom Event musical feature film Easter Mysteries. Syracuse University, BFA Musical Theater. Thanks to Telsey + Co, Heidi Rotbart Mgt, Innovative Artists, and the entire SOM team!

(Sister Margaretta) National tour: Lincoln Center’s South Pacific (dir. Bartlett Sher). Off-Broadway: The Blue Flower (Second Stage), Soul Doctor (NYTW). Regional: My Fair Lady (Triad Stage), A Little Night Music (Centerstage), Pirates!, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Baker’s Wife (Paper Mill), Half A Sixpence, Something’s Afoot (Goodspeed). Others: Huntington, Fulton, Florida Rep., TUTS. TV: “Boardwalk Empire.” BFA Penn State.

(Ensemble, u/s Rolf, u/s Herr Zeller) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Regional: The Fantasticks (Matt), Cinderella (Prince Christopher), Sound of Music (Rolf), My Fair Lady (Loverly Quartet), Gypsy (Yonkers). TV: Madam Secretary (dir. Morgan Freeman). Many thanks to BRS/Gage, the Phillips familia, and all of Elon MT!

(Baroness Elberfeld, u/s Elsa Schraeder) is best known for her portrayal of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (including Broadway, National tour and Singapore). Other credits include Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), She Loves Me (Amalia), Annie (Grace Farrell), Phantom (Christine), Camelot (Nimue) and many more. Concert works include Mozart Mass in C minor and Carmina Burana. Cheers.
(Swing) Tour: Whistle Down the Wind (Swallow). Regional: Next to Normal (Natalie, ATC/San Jose Rep), Les Miserables (Eponine, Theatre Aspen). Andrea has a solo album, Moon River, with Universal Classics and Jazz (produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Pace University MT graduate! “Thanks to Telsey + Co., BRS/Gage and my fairy godmother, Jane.” For Mom.
(Ensemble, u/s Rolf Gruber) National tour debut! Regional: West Side Story (Tony), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), South Pacific (Cable), Little W omen (Laurie), Violet (Monty), Spamalot (Lancelot). BM Vocal Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School. Native of Nashua, NH. Thanks to Telsey + Co., Elena, and my family!

(Ursula, A New Postulant, u/s Maria Rainer, u/s Liesl, Dance Captain) A native of Berkeley, CA, Emily is thrilled to be making her national tour debut! Regional credits include: Pittsburgh CLO, The Muny, California Shakespeare Theater, and Berkeley Rep. BFA: CCM. Many thanks to KMR and Rachel at Telsey + Co. As always, for Maddy and Mom.

Cast Updated 04/01/2017

The Sound of Music