PHOTO CALL: The Muny's Sound of Music With Brown, Hewitt and More

News   PHOTO CALL: The Muny's Sound of Music With Brown, Hewitt and More Ashley Brown, who created the title role in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, plays Maria von Trapp in the St. Louis Muny's production of the family favorite The Sound of Music, which began performances July 26 at the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

Directed by Marc Bruni, with choreography by Liza Gennaro, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will run through Aug. 1. The cast also boasts the talents of Tom Hewitt as Baron von Trapp, Lewis J. Stadlen as Max Detwiler, Jessica Grové as Liesel, Matthew Howard as Kurt, Berklea Going as Louisa, Leslie Denniston as Elsa Schrader, Julia Schweizer as Brigitta, John Contini as Franza, Laura Ackermann as Frau Schmidt, James Anthony as Oberst Von Scheriber, Linda Mugleston as Mother Abbess, Elizabeth Teeter as Marta, Maria Knasel as Gretl, Rich Pisarkiewicz as Herr Zeller, Christian Probst as Freidrich, Justin Scott Brown as Rolf, Madeline Trumble as Sister Sophia, Jane Pisarkewicz as Sister Berthe and Lynn Humphrey as Sister Margaretta.

The ensemble comprises Amy Blackman, Jennifer Brissman, RJ Brown, Will Burton, Audrey Cardwell, Nick Cosgrove, Katherine Cuba, Neal Frederiksen, Erik Heitz, Lynn Humphrey, Andy Jones, Samantha Massell, Kent Overshown, Mary Michael Patterson, Jane Pisarkiewicz, John Riddle, Michelle Rombola, Patrick Ross and Madeline Trumble.

The Sound of Music originally opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in November 1959. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score boasts such tunes as "Do Re Mi," "My Favorite Things," "The Sound of Music" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."

Here is a look at the production:

For more information about The Muny and the 2010 productions, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

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