Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City

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Analisa Leaming, Tom Galantich and the entire cast of the upcoming production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC held a press preview of the musicallate last week. Internationally known director Philip Wm. McKinley returns to Starlight Theatre after directing Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!

THE SOUND OF MUSIC marks McKinley's ninth production at Starlight. He previously directed three productions of The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Big River, Jekyll and Hyde, Kopit & Yeston's Phantom, and Grease.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC will take the Starlight Theatre stage July 25-31. Visit kcstarlight.com for more information and tickets.

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
The Von Trapp children assemble together for role call

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Delilah Rose Pellow gets into character as Gretl von Trapp

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Director Philip Wm. McKinley, Music Director Anthony Edwards and Assistant Musical Diretor Daniel Doss

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Tom Galantich and Analisa Leaming get into character as Captain von Trapp and Maria

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Brendan Hulla and Cam Burns take direction from Philip Wm. McKinley

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Analisa Leaming enjoys a quiet moment with Josephine Pellow, Fiona Scott, and Megan Walstrom

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Ready to jump into the next scene, Josephine Pellow gets into character as Marta

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Analisa Leaming and Delilah Rose Pellow tap into their emotions

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
Director Philip Wm. McKinley gives some advice to the nuns of the Nonnberg Abbey

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
The actresses playing the nuns of the Nonnberg Abbey belt out the high notes

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Director Philip Wm. McKinley and More for Starlight's THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Kansas City
11. Director Philip Wm. McKinley provides blocking notes to the cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC during rehearsal for one of the show’s final scenes.

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