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The Sound of Music (1971)

The Sound of Music
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Pat Watson
18 -25 September 1971

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteeen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.


Maria Rainer – Mavis Dunphy
Sister Berthe – Margaret Baird
Sister Margaretta – Margaret Laurence
Sister Sophia – Pauline Wood
Mother Abbess – Jennifer Cobb
Captain Georg Von Trapp – Tony Stebbing
Franz – Victor Latson
Frau Schmidt – Betty Bailey
Liesl – Lynda Green
Friedrich – Anthony Brooks
Louisa – Melanie Low
Kurt – Stephen Low
Brigitta – Kim Bailey
Marta – Francis Dunphy
Gretl – Sara Colmer
Rolf Gruber – John Marchant
Elsa Schraeder – Annette Marchant
Max Detweiler – Colin Bailey
Herr Zeller – Bill Sadler
Frau Zeller – Gloria Markham
Baron Elberfeld – Bob Lindley
Baroness Elberfeld – Eileen Young
A Postulant – Julia Sadler
Admiral Von Schreiber – Harry Dunphy
Fraulein Schweiger – Elsie Foord-Divers
Trio – Ann Gregory, John Foord-Divers and John Brace

Nuns, Novices and Postulants – Audrey Christianson, Betty Bailey, Lynn Evans, Jane Francis, Christine Giles, Lyn Grizzell, Vanessa Johnson, Gloria Markham, Amanda McConnell, Kathleen Ponds, Molly Pritchard, Julia Sadler, Pat Smith, Eileen Young


Conductor – Ken Smith
Violin – Ailsa Hones
Bass – Walter Shipway
Piano – Pat Williams
Trumpet – Mick Pascoe
Drums – John Parish
Flute – John Mills
Clarinet 1 – John Eaglan
Clarinet 2 – Julia Hones

Crew and Creatives

Musical Director – Ken Smith
Settings – Alan Bowman
Lighting – Sheila Fryatt
Costumes – Joan Robarts
Stage Manager and Design – Alan Bowman
Deputy Stage Manager – John Brace
Script Continuity – Pat Dole
Decor – John Dunmall
Set Construction – Guild Workshop
Assisted by – John Young
Lighting Design – Sheila Fryatt
Assisted by – Mike Auvray and Colin Lincoln
Sound – David Witham
Costume Design – John Robarts
Assisted by – John Monahan, Jane Harding, Hazel Saunders
Props – Sally Foord-Divers, Ann Gregory