Young performers will charm audiences in the Sound of Music

Paige Stewart (Liesl) and Jordan Butler (Rolf)
Paige Stewart (Liesl) and Jordan Butler (Rolf)

REHEARSALS are in full swing for Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company’s spring production of the Sound of Music, one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

Talented youngster Paige Stewart will play the role of Liesl, the eldest of the von Trapp children, while Jordan Butler will be telegram boy Rolf Gruber whom she falls in love with.

Theatre-goers may remember Paige when she performed the role of Tiger Lily, leader of the Indian Braves, who charmed Peter Pan in WAMTC’s winter production of Peter Pan A Musical Adventure.

Jordan has performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and in several Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society and WATMC productions as well as taking to the stage with the Benson Stage Academy.

The pair, who both attend Whitby Community College, will charm the audience in the show when they perform the well loved song Sixteen Going on Seventeen one of the highlights of the musical.

In the performance of The Sound of Music, the story also features the tense moment when the family flee a music festival so Captain von Trapp does not have to go against his own beliefs and join the naval forces of the Third Reich, Rolf is with the soldiers who are looking for the family.

He sees them hiding in the Abbey grounds, but will he betray them?

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 £12 adults, 16 years and under £9, stalls £11 adults, 16 years and under £8.

A family ticket admitting two adults and two children for the stalls is priced at £32.

People can book by calling the box office on (01947) 604855 or online at