The Sound of Music


thumbFrankston Arts Centre: January 2011


Brief Synopsis

Maria is a sweet young postulant whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp’s seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess’, Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. Soon, even the strict Captain begins to admire Maria. Eventually, the Captain and Maria fall in love and are married. Unfortunately, when the Nazis invade their homeland, Austria, the whole family is forced to flee over the alps to escape.



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Production Team
Director Andrew Guthrie
Musical Director Andrew Houston
Choreographer Ange Lang
Production Co-ordinator Angela Ginsberg
Stage Manager Arn Maree Jenkins
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Cathy Conway
Scenic Design Bryan Baldwin
Set Design and   Construction Bryan Baldwin
Rhys Baldwin
Lighting Design Brenton Van Vliet
Sound Design Marcello Lo Ricco
Associate Musical Director Amber Simm
Assistant Stage Manager Karen Garaway
Children’s Chaperone Jacinta Wilson
Costume Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Co-ordinator –   Children Cathy Conway
Costume Assistants Mary Conway
Laura Baoto
Margaret Wilson
Robyn Rumbelow
Maria Sabbatucci
Charmaine Arnephy
Katie Conway
Shirley Conway
Jenny Dickson
Pam McNeilly
Dressers Shirley Bowen
Cathy Conway
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Lighting Programmer Michael Brasser
Lighting Operator Brenton Van Vliet
Dome Operator Yaz Sesta
Peter Amesbury
Make Up Co-ordinator Kylie McMiIlan
Make Up Assistants Kylie McMillan
Talisha McCann
Catherine Elliott
Head Flyman Michael Bates
Flyman Michael Brasser
Props Co-ordinator Peter Bates
Sound Operator Marcello LoRicco
Radio Mic Technician Peter Stanbrook
Scenic Painting Bryan Baldwin
Marcy Paynter
Staging Craig Dixon
Lucy Stayner
Josh Lacey
Nicole Lylak
Mark Oldfield
Danny Ginsberg
Program Design Kylie McMillan
Photography Ange Lang
Dave Lang
Green Room Manager Jan Lavender
Green Room Assistants Fran Boyd
Helen Brown
Chris Congdon
Carole Cuthbertson
Judi McCormack
Company Tickets Fran Boyd
Marketing Anthony Scundi
Brett Wingfield
Kylie McMillan
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Rehearsal Pianist Amber Simm
Flute 1 Amber Simm
Flute 2 Cristy Savage
Clarinet 1 Gerard Assi
Clarinet 2 Viv McPherson
Oboe Kara Williams
Bassoon Sally Wickes
Horn 1 Kevin Close
Horn 2 Phoebe Smithies
Horn 3 Celia Mason
Trumpet 1 Daniel Heskett
Trumpet 2 Dimitri Willenberg
Trumpet 3 John Mansfield
Trombone 1 Kenton Smith
Trombone 2 Jonty Smith
Percussion Keith Morgan
Guitar Cobie Spencer
Violin 1 Prue Glenn
Hamish Paterson
Violin 2 Simone Rickerby
Lauren Steel
Viola 1 John Clancy
Viola 2 Jenny Stokes
Cello Sophie Anderson
Amy Tcheupdjan
Bass Geoff Shields



Maria Rainer Emily Doran
Captain von Trapp Matthew Hillman
The Mother Abbess Brigid DeNeefe
Sister Berthe Shirley Bowen
Sister Margaretta Angela Mathews
Sister Sophia Janet Reid
Rolf Gruber Drew Downing
Liesl von Trapp Emily Mercurio
Friedrich von Trapp Nicholas Armstrong
Kurt von Trapp James Dormer
Louisa von Trapp Georgia Martin
Brigitta von Trapp Jordan Bartolo
Marta von Trapp Jasmine Scully
Gretl von Trapp Emma Ginsberg,
Mary Hammond
Elsa Schraeder Ursula Renee Francis
Max Detweiler Andrew Head
Franz – Butler Dave Lang
Female Ensemble Tamblyne Brittaine
Nicole Dew
Amy Foyster
Gina Goss
Millie Hutchings
Ellie Johnston
Jacinta Lanigan
Nicole Lowe
Stephanie Poon
Sarah Purcell
Courtney Smith
Jessica Wynne
Male Ensemble Peter Eddy
Douglas Halls
Sam Knol
Luke Kraus
Joshua Mulcahy
Nicholas Rees
Michael Whiting