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The Sound of Music

Town Hall, Armidale

May 1994

Stage Direction by Michael Gibson
Musical Direction by Pam Douglas
Produced by Margaret Kennedy

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. By arrangement with Warner/Chappell. 

SCENES (The story is set in Austria early in 1938)

Act 1

Scene 1: A mountainside near Nonnberg Abbey

Scene 2: Nonnberg Abbey

Scene 3: The office of the Mother Abbess, the next morning

Scene 4: A corridor in the Abbey

Scene 5: The living room of the Trapp Villa, that afternoon

Scene 6: Outside the Trapp Villa, that evening

Scene 7: Maria's bedroom, later that evening

Scene 8: A hallway in the Trapp villa

Scene 9: The terrace of the Trapp villa, six weeks later

Scene 10: A hallway in the Trapp villa, one week later

Scene 11: The living rooms the same evening

Scene 12: A corridor in the Abbey

Scene 13: The office of the Mother Abbess, three days later

Act 2

Scene 1: The terrace the same day

Scene 2: A corridor in the Abbey, two weeks later

Scene 3: The office of the Mother Abbess, immediately following

Scene 4: A cloister overlooking the chapel

Scene 5: The living room, one month later

Scene 6: The concert hall, three days later

Scene 7: The garden of Nonnberg Abbey, later that night


A lot of hard work has gone into this show, and I am deeply indebted to everyone who has had a hand in bringing “The Sound of Music” to our Armidale audience.

In particular, I’d like to thank Marg Kennedy, Donna Murphy and Pam Douglas for their patience, persistence and faith in our ability to get this show up and running.

I trust you, the public, find our efforts as rewarding as we do.


Maria Rainer: Johanna Cuskelly, Mother Abbess: Donna Murphy nee Wainohu, Sr Berthe: Margaret Butler/Ngaire Lewis, Sr Margaretta: Beryl Hamel, Sr Sophia: Mary De Gabriele, Sr Catherine: Ros Brady/Cathy Welsford, Sr Agatha: Ngaire Lewis, Captain Georg Von Trapp: Duncan Grivas, Franz: Ray Sharpe, Frau Schmidt: Margaret Kennedy, Rolf Gruber: Kent Langley, Elsa Schraeder: Belinda Barnes, Max Detweiler: Will Knight, Herr Zeller: Michael Gibson, Baron Elberfeld: Derek Norton, Baroness Elberfeld: Aline Christenson, Admiral Von Schreiber: Clem Richards, Postulant: Fiona Bleechmore, Ursula (Maid): Bev Jenkins

Children Family 1: Liesl: Pam Bayly, Friedrich: John Macpherson, Louisa: Nikki Arnold, Kurt: Tim Voegeli,Brigitta: Karyn Ashley, Marta: Julia Watters, Gretl: Katie Bradley

Children Family 2: Liesl: Pam Bayly, Friedrich: Daniel Murphy, Louisa: Lana Slocombe, Kurt: Sean Knight,Brigitta: Leah Torbay, Marta: Rachel Menzies, Gretl: Dianne Murphy

Nuns: Alicia Butler, Aline Christenson, Angie Smith, Barbara Burton, Bev Jenkins, Cathy Welsford, Dorothy Pollard, Evelyn Griffith, Fiona Bleechmore, Gloria Fatches, Jean Waugh, K Rawlings, Kama Jennings, Linda Mortenson, Louise Dorsman, Marcia Lancaster, Tamara Fitzgerald, Tamara Marsh, Toni Welch


Piano: Jeff Brady/Robyn Bradley, Violin: Shannon Ashley, Frances Letters, Francisco Letters, Suzie Wilson,Viola: Allison Hecker, Karl Gunner, Cello: Pauline Gorman, Lyndall Hecker, Janice Teitzel, Debbie Towner,Flute/Piccolo: Samantha Brady, Flute: Emily Johns, Cathy Noble, Addy Watson, Oboe: Isabel Muldoon,Clarinet: Sharon Till, Julia Wheaton, French Horn: Erin Muldoon, Bassoon: Alan Maciver, Trumpet: Adrienne Till, Scott Hazelton, Tuba: Marcus Holdsworth, Guitar: Jenny Hanna, Drum/Percussion: Michael Harris


Director: Michael Gibson
Producer: Margaret Kennedy
Assistant Director: Donna Murphy nee Wainohu
Musical Director: Pam Douglas
Stage Manager: Brian Thomas
Stage Crew: Brad Bell, Michael McRae, Norman Macey, Pat Urbonas
Set Design: Propt Scenery of Newtown
Set Construction: Duncan Grivas
Costume Design: Donna Murphy nee Wainohu, Ngaire Lewis
Costume Assistants: Ann Watters, Bev Jenkins, Francis Welbourn, Jenny Grivas, Toni Welch, Tracey Van der Valk
Props: Aline Christenson, Barbara Colledge, Tammy Lawrence
Lighting: Carly Stephens, Lawrence Moorfield, Natalie Ferris, Quenorie Napier
Sound: Lolly Krzyszkowiak
Prompt: John Brady
Publicity/Program: Brian Thomas, Jo Cuskelly, Norman Macey
Front Of House: Margaret Norton


2AD for generous support with publicity, Armidale Council for the use of the hall and the reduction in rate thanks to Patrick and Bob, Armidale High School for the use of the Auditorium & equipment and thanks to the students helping back stage, on lighting & front of house, Bourke's Florist for the loan of the floral arrangements for the Wedding, Hanna's for sponsorship of the bedroom scene, Jessie Street Fabrics for sponsorship of Abbey scene, Kate's Crafts & Gifts for generous support in supply of costume accessories, Nornews for help with advertising, Peter Bailey Office Machines, Spotlight for sponsorship of Abbey scene, The Sisters of the Ursuline Convent for the loan of the ceremonial cloak, crucifix & candlesticks and for the use of the Chapel to record the opening Nuns chorus.

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