hills are alive once more as The Yardley Players present "The
Sound of Music" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show
times for this classic family musical are: Fridays, July 13 and 20
at 8 p.m., Saturdays, July 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays,
July 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on
the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
production by The Yardley Players provides an opportunity to introduce
a whole new generation to one of the most beloved musicals of all
time. The show depicts the gripping personal saga of Maria and the
von Trapp family, set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation
of Austria leading up to World War II. The unforgettable musical
score by Rodgers and Hammerstein includes such songs as "My
Favorite Things," "Climb Every Mountain," and "Edelweiss."
Winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1959, "The Sound
of Music" was made into a hugely popular film that starred
Julie Andrews and won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965.
The cast stars
Michaela Tomcho as Maria, Bill Pessel of Princeton as Captain von
Trapp, Laureen Vinicombe as the Baroness Elsa Schraeder, and Walter
Smyth as Max Detweiller. Featured as the von Trapp children are:
Abby Coggins as Louisa, Jenn Jacobs as Liesl, Rachael McCleary as
Brigitta, Paul McGlew as Friedrich, and David Szemis as Kurt. Anastasia
Korbal and Karlee Sangiovanni share the role of Gretl. Kaitlyn Bader
and Lindsay Bohon share the role of Marta. Michael Steele is Rolf.
nuns are: Kathleen Kutalek as Sister Berthe, Shirley Murphy as Mother
Abbess, Ashley Patrick as Sister Sophia, and Amy Zalot as Sister
featured are Mike Almstedt, Linda Ashton, Mike Coggins, Jeannine
Ducharme, Ashley Gruber, Carol Henderson, Michele Kole, Lindsay
Kopp, Ed Korbal, Beverly Kuo-Hamilton, Jeanne La Polla, Joanna Latini,
Marilyn Licciardello, Marsha Matrisciano, Howard Matter, Mary McCormick,Ken
McCormick, Ron Sangiovanni, Amy Slothower, Dan Slothower, Ed Szemis,
Eric Wagner, Wayne Wood.
are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices
upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events,
visit the Kelsey webpage
or call the box office for a brochure.
shows in the Kelsey summer series are: "Batboy - the Musical,"
presented by Stars in the Park July 27-Aug. 5; and "Once
On This Island," presented by The Pennington Players Aug.
17-26. For more information visit
the Kelsey Web site or
call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office.
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the von Trapp children, from left,
Anastasia Korbal as Gretl, Lindsay Bohon as
Marta, Rachael McCleary as Brigitta, David Szemis
as Kurt, Abby Coggins as Louisa, Paul McGlew as Friedrich and Jenn
Jacobs as Liesl.