The summer season continues at Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) with The Sound of Music, which opened on June 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.
Sponsored by Citizens Bank, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical follows the adventures of a high-spirited young novice who is ill-fitted for the life of the convent. Sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval officer, Maria wins their hearts (and his) with her exuberant love of life. The family's attempt to escape from the Nazis is one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented onstage. This beloved family classic features a glorious score including “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “The Sound of Music.” The Sound of Music is suitable for all audiences.
Broadway actress Brianne Moore, portrays the role of Maria in her Theatre By The Sea debut. Joining her in the role of Captain von Trapp is New York performer Dan Debenport. Patrice Tiedemann of New Bedford will play Mother Abbess, with local (North Kingstown) TBTS favorite Jean-Pierre Ferragamo in the role of Max. Other local performers include Colin Whitney (Rolf) of East Greenwich, Samantha Dallas (Liesl) of West Greenwich, Louise Tetreault (Sister Berthe) of Cumberland, Jennifer Armstrong (Sister Sophia) of Narragansett and Kaitlyn Rosen (Sister Rafaela) of East Greenwich. The von Trapp children are being played by two casts of talented local performers including Aaron O’Brien Mackisey (Friedrich), Abigail McMahon (Brigitta), Lily McMahon (Marta) and Eve Senerchia (Gretl) of Warwick; Peter Bucci (Friedrich) and Grace Romanello (Louisa) of Wakefield; Sarah Dube (Brigitta) and Meghan Lydon (Louisa) of Cumberland; Jacqueline DePetro (Marta) of East Greenwich; Connor J. Buonaccorsi (Kurt) of Cranston; Sophie Blackman (Gretl)of Pawtucket; and Cole Mathewson (Kurt) of Belchertown, MA. The Sound of Music is being directed and choreographed by Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who directed last season’s productions of Spelling Bee, Man of La Mancha and The 39 Steps and music directed by Frederick Willard, who returns to TBTS having music directed last season’s production of Hairspray.
The Sound of Music will be presented at Theatre By The Sea now through July 14. The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Tickets are $35 for preview performances and $39-$54 for all other performances. Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling (401) 782-3800 x18. $25 “Rush” tickets are available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, online anytime at www.theatrebythesea.com and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587). The box office will also be open one hour prior to every performance.
Photo Credit: Mark Turek
Jennifer Armstrong, Alison Mahoney, Patrice Tiedemann, and Louise Tetreault
Patrice Tiedemann and Brianne Moore
Samantha Dallas and Colin Whitney
Lauren Gemelli, Dan Debenport and Jean-Pierre Ferragamo
Brianne Moore and Dan Debenport