The Sound of Music 1991


This is the story of a young postulant, Maria Rainer, who is sent by the Mother Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey from the convent to become governess to the Von Trapp family. Maria meets the strict Captain briefly before his departure to Vienna and his seven children. During the Captain’s absence, Maria slowly builds up the trust and confidence of the children and by his return is a real friend to them.

Captain Von Trapp returns with Elsa Schraeder, the lady he intends will become his wife but on his return he too slowly learns to trust and like Maria.

He throws a ball to show Elsa his friends but is quickly realising it is Maria he loves. Maria, realising this, leaves the family to return to the Abbey where Mother Abbess tells her the convent was not there to hide from life and that she must face up to things and “Climb Every Mountain”.

Maria returns to the family. Elsa realises she and the Captain are wrong for each other and leaves. The Captain and Maria marry and during their honeymoon the Anschluss happens and the Nazis take control of Austria. When the Captain and Maria return they realise they must leave Austria of the Captain will have to serve in the navy of the Third Reich. After appearing in the Kaltzberg Festival they leave and hide in the Abbey Gardens while the Nazis search for them. They escape over the mountains to a new life together.

Cast and Crew

Cast List

Maria Rainer Helen Hood

Sister Bertha Mary Law

Sister Margaretta Eve Cooper

The Mother Abbess Christine Angeloff

Sister Sophia Megan Harding

Captain Georg Von Trapp Tony Hale

Franz Tim Moruzzi

Frau Schmidt Delia Edwards

Liesl Liz Gunn

Friedrich Alistair Harlond

Louisa Haidee Towle

Kurt Christopher Brown

Brigitta Helen Chambers

Marta Jenna Ridgway

Gretl Lisa Jones (Mon, Wed, Fri) Charlotte Pooler (Tue, Thu, Sat)

Rolf Gruber Nigel Whyles

Elsa Schraeder Sue Pointon

Ursula Margaret Evans

Max Detweiler Ian Pickford

Herr Zeller David Barke

Frau Zeller Mary Lee

Baron Elberfeld Brian Roberts

Baroness Elberfeld Dilys Williams

A Postulant Jennie Elliott

Admiral Von Schreiber Ray Hindley

Company Phylis Anderson Tracy Baylis Graham Brown Maria Chapman Robin Cooper Victoria Dolan Jennie Elliott Margaret Evans Wendy Freeman Brenda Guy Ian Hart Ray Hindley Mary Lee Marion Lowe Simon Lucas Jo McMellon Karen Machin Bernard Millard Debbie Owen Carole Rutter Norma Smith Gina Snape Rosemary Suggitt Keith Tinsdale Dilys Williams Mike Williams Mary Young


Production Team

Producer Carl Angeloff

Choreographer Debbie Owen

Musical Director Robert Wysome

Asst. Producer Andy Killick

Asst. Choreographer Simon Lucas

Stage Manager Ian Maxwell-Muller

Asst. Stage Manager Mike Law

Stage Crew Reg Aston David Barke Phil Brown John Brown Bob Cairns Peter Cooper Martin Dolan James Elliot Rob Hughes Brian Jones Derek Jones Mary Jones Norman Jones Mark Law Bob Morgan Andrew Murray Joe Patrick Eric Pover

Sound Brian Eades

Lighting Justin Bilton

Wardrobe Jose Downing

Dressers Liz Downing Sarah Downing Val Davies

Make-Up Rob Talbot Ray Hindley

Make-Up Advisor Nora Ball Janet Murray

Hair Norma Smith Sue Munslow Michalin Jordan

Prompt Alyson Douglas Mary Law

Calls Mary Lee

Sponsorship Secretary Brian Pine

Ticket Secretary Brian Pine

Front of House Manager Heather Jones assisted by Members & Friends of the Society

Publicity Nigel Whyles Jennie Elliot Brian Pine

Hon. Auditor Ken Holloway

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