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!
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
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.