Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse

Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Adults - $14, Seniors (55 and up) - $12,

Students (with i.d.) - $12, Children (12 and under) - $10 

Pay What You Can Night is Thursday, October 12 at 8 p.m.

(Tickets are not sold in advance to Pay What You Can performances.)

All senior tickets to the Thursday, October 19 performance are $5.

Tickets available by clicking here or by calling 517-849-9100. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement

with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. 


This production is sponsored by 

​This production's orchestra is sponsored by

Directed and Choreographed by Trinity Bird

Musical Direction by Kristi Gautsche

Vocal Coaching by Gay Shaw

Stage Management by Allison Tappen

Set Design by Trinity Bird

Costume Design by Patty Spence

Lighting Design by Angela Forant

Sound Design by Tim Ambrose

Properties Design by Travis Blatchley

The Cast
Maria Rainer – Gianna Green
Sister Berthe – Samantha Lehman
Sister Margaretta – Chloe Callender
Mother Abbess – Jennifer Wagler
Sister Sophia – Breanne Vander Hill*
Captain Georg Von Trapp – Morgan Francis
Franz – Nate Nelson
Frau Schmidt – Mandee Howard
Liesl – Berdi Springer*
Friedrich – Benjamin Springer*
Louisa – Drue Barnes*
Kurt – Ford Swihart
Brigitta – Serena Fleming
Marta – Blythe Barnes*
Gretl – Olive Johnson*
Rolf Gruber – Nathan Harmon*
Elsa Schraeder – Meghan Barnes
Ursula – Cheryl Shell*
Max Detweiler – Travis Blatchley
Herr Zeller – Nathan Johnson
Baron Elberfeld – Sam Negus*
Baroness Elberfeld – Laura Negus
Frau Zeller – Jessica Franklin*
A New Postulant – Ruth Brownlee
Admiral Von Schrieber – Paul Chamberlain*

Nazi Soldiers/Guards: Josh Lightner, Storm Trembley, Jacob Weldon

Party Guests: Morgan Fausz*, Jonah Hambleton*, Josh Lightner,

Kaylee McCoy, Storm Trembley, Jacob Weldon, Esther Yokell

Nun Ensemble
Postulants: Paige Barnes, Abby Brownlee,

Ruth Brownlee, Morgan Fausz*, Meghan Mekelburg*
Novices: Erika Chamberlain*, Heidi Hambleton*,

Hannah Kies*, Kaylee McCoy, Esther Yokell
Nuns: Cyndi Baldermann, Jessica Franklin*, Mandee Howard,

Kris Johnson*, Patricia Jordon*, Lacie Keef*, Laura Negus,

Cheryl Shell*, Brandi Tippner, Carol Trevino

Festival Winners
Trio: Jonah Hambleton*, Heidi Hambleton*, Sam Negus*
Fraulein Schweiger – Brandi Tippner

*indicates Sauk debut​

The Orchestra

Conductor - Kristi Gautsche


Production Team

Assistant Stage Manager - Shannon Chen
Set Construction/Painting - Ronald Boyle, Diane Langan

Scenic Artist - Joella Hendrickson
House Manager - Savannah Bruton

Marketing Materials/Headshots - Patrick and Lisa Cook

Special Thanks to...

Sarah Gray, Jeff Gray,  Arrow Swift Printing, 

Hillsdale First Baptist Church

and the families of our cast and crew.