Photo Flash: First Look at Lisa O'Hare, David Andrew Macdonald and More in NSMT's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Let's start at the very beginning... the award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC as the treasured musical takes the stage for the first time since 1989, now playing through Sunday, June 23. BroadwayWorld has a first look below!

The cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is led by Lisa O'Hare playing Maria Rainer. Stage and screen actor David Andrew Macdonald will play Captain Georg von Trapp. The cast will also feature Suzanne Ishee (Mother Abbess), James Beaman (Max Detweiller), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Elsa Schrader), Deidre Haren (Liesl von Trapp), Andrew Tighe (Rolf Gruber), and Osborn Focht (Herr Zeller).

Several local young performers will play Captain von Trapp's younger children, 12 year old Newburyport resident Maggie Budzyna (Louisa von Trapp), 14 year old Gloucester resident Giacomo Favazza (Kurt von Trapp), 8 year old Lynnfield resident Paige Catherine Martino (Gretl von Trapp), 14 year old Reading resident Kyle Mungenast (Friedrich von Trapp), 6 year old Winthrop resident Haven Pereira (Marta von Trapp), and 12 year old South Hamilton resident Bryn Smith (Brigita von Trapp).

The 28 member cast also includes Leigh Barrett, Bentley Black, Maureen Brennan (Sister Margaretta), Stowe Brown, Joy Franz (Frau Schmidt), Miranda Gelch, Leah Jennings, Mark Manley (Franz), Kevin B. McGlynn (Admiral von Schreiber, Baron Elberfeld), Cheryl McMahon (Sister Berte), Edward Miskie, Ellen Peterson, Meredith Swanson, and Dawn Tucker (Sister Sophia).

THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be directed and choreographed by James Brennan. The creative team also includes Dale Rieling (Music Director), Jeff Modereger (Scenic Designer), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (Costume Coordinator), Michael Barnett (Lighting Designer),Charles Coes (Sound Designer), Gerard Kelly (Wig and Hair Design), John Godbout (Production Stage Manager), Binder Casting (Casting), Phill Madore (Assistant Stage Manager), Ben Krauss (Assistant Music Director), Karen Maria Pisani (Children's Local Choreographer), and Cassandra Marsh (Children's Local Music Director).THE SOUND OF MUSIC is produced at North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Arianna Knapp (Artistic Director), and Beth Vasta (Associate Producer).

Tickets for the THE SOUND OF MUSIC are priced from $45 - $75. Performances are June 11 thru June 23, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. There has been a 2pm matinee added on Thurs, June 20. Kids 18 and under save 50% on 'Family Friday' June 14. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, Massachusetts. Discounted Five- Show Subscriptions and Trio packages are available. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is sponsored by Abiomed.

Photo Credit: Paul Lyden



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