Record number turn out for Sound of Music auditions

Published 3:55 pm Monday, December 21, 2009

The Tryon hills are alive with the sound of musicor at least they will be in February. Auditions this month for Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music drew a record number of adults and children hoping to be cast in the show.

According to Betty Brewer, Producer, This was the largest turn out for an audition for any Tryon Little Theater show that I know of 70 people.

Any show can be difficult to cast, but this one is especially challenging. Not only are you looking for people with acting talent and good singing voices, but you need to find a perfect family of seven children who look like brothers and sisters, and who fit the size requirements to make that perfect stair-step line-up!

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Any one of the youngsters who were called back for a second audition could have played their part beautifully, says director Chris Tinkler, and I had tough choices to make. But make them, he did, and says he is proud to announce the cast for TLTs production of The Sound of Music: Patti Peake Maria Rainer

Tena Greene The Mother Abbess

Peggy Hunnicutt Sister Berthe

Jerri Board Sister Margaretta

Sandie Savaggio-Walker Sister Sophia

Lavin Cuddihee Captain Georg von Trapp

Guy Winker Franz, the butler

Carol Cox Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper

Malia Ferguson Liesl

Tij Doyen Freidrich

Emily Shanahan Lousia

Jamie Riedy Kurt

Gracie Moser Brigitta

Grace Ingham Marta

Reese Alley Gretl

Jack Carruth Rolf Gruber

Suzie Kocher Elsa Schrader

Kim Nelson Baroness Elberfeld

Mark Monaghan &bsp;&bsp; &bsp;Max Detweiler

Mike OSteen Her Zeller

Katie Reidy A New Postulant

Peter Shanhan Admiral von Schreiber


Anna Marie Kuether, Mary Neal Jones, Sara Seagle, Katelyn Duncan, Alexia Hughes, Elizabeth Shanahan, Maggie Reidy, Katie Reidy


Paul Adams, Charlie Hunnicut, George Alley, Steve Porter

Childrens Chorus

Luke Umphlett, Jake Spanton, Nicole Spanton, Lily Nelson, Catherine Shanahan, Rhian Alley, Emily KocherThe Sound of Music plays at the Tryon Fine Arts Center for two weekends: February 19 to 21 and February 26 to 28.