the CAST of Whitby’s own production of The Sound of Music is in place as actors of all ages prepare for a spectacular show.
The enduring story follows the headstrong postulant, Maria, as she is appointed governess to the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp, and whose stern heart is melted by her free-spirited nature.
Rosalie Abel has the mammoth task of directing two sets of von Trapp children in Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company’s spring production.
Julie Collinson from WATMC said: “There were so many talented children eager to be in the show, that the company were able to cast a “fair” set of children and “brunette” set.
“The children will perform in three shows each.
“Musical director, David Carrack is teaching the children tricky harmonies in those well-loved songs Do Re-Mi, The Lonely Goatherd, The Sound of Music, My Favourite Things and So Long, Farewell with the help of Sam Wormald who plays Maria and is head of music and Drama at Fyling Hall School.”
The children’s father, Captain Georg von Trapp is being played by Gordon Smyrell who audiences may remember as the loveable aristocrat, Sir John Tremayne, in Me & My Girl, who was partial to a drink or two.
The Sound of Music can be seen at Whitby Pavilion Theatre from Tuesday 7 May to Friday 10 May at 7.30pm and Saturday 11 May at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at circle adults £12, 16yrs and under £9, stalls adults £11, 16yrs and under £8 while a family ticket for the stalls admitting two adults and two children is £32.
To book seats call the booking hotline on (01947) 604855.
They are also available in person from Whitby Pavilion or from www.whitbypavilion.co.uk