Piedmont Players presenting The Sound of Music


SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – The Piedmont Players will soon perform The Sound of Music at the historic Meroney Theater in downtown Salisbury.

With music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music is a melodious and heartwarming musical based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers, one of the most known to the world in the era immediately preceding World War II.

Maria, the tomboy postulant of an Austrian abbey, becomes the governess of seven children in the household of a widowed sea captain, Captain Von Trapp. Maria, through her own trials and tribulations, brings a new love of life and music into the home. The Piedmont Players production, directed and choreographed by Executive Director, Bradley Moore, is a fresh take on the classic musical. This production features a much smaller cast than usual, 16 people, some of whom play up to three roles; a set of units – nothing goes in and out throughout the performance; a focus on characters, story and music; simplified costumes; and perhaps a slightly darker, darker take on the show’s usual world. This production is unique to the Piedmont Players, and perhaps even the world.

For those who can’t keep the music in, there will be a special SING-ALONG performance of The Sound of Music on Saturday July 30 at 2:30 p.m. During this performance, the audience can sing along with the actors as they present the show on stage.

The Piedmont Players Theater cast includes: Caroline Monroe as Maria; Joey Moray as Captain Von Trapp; Jenny Carroll as Mother Abbess / Frau Zeller; Wendy Weant as Sister Berthe/Elberfeld/Frau Schmidt; Laura Raynor-Williams as Sister Sophia/Elsa; Molly Bronson as Sister Margaretta/Von Schreiber; Eric Slipp as Franz/Zeller; Bailey Daugherty as Rolf; Logan Flaherty as Max; Madisyn Prater as Liesl; Aidan Melton as Friedrich; Maggie Cross as Louisa; Asher Pethel as Kurt; Kimora Cooper as Brigitta; Aymen Bronson as Marta; and Ada Bronson as Gretl.

The producers are Edward and Susan Norvell, Charles Dabbs, David Post and DKM Media.

The Sound of Music will be played Friday July 15 at 7:30pm Saturday July 16 at 7:30pm Sunday July 17 at 2:30pm Friday July 22 at 7:30pm Saturday July 23 at 7:30pm Sunday July 24 at 2:30pm Friday July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m.

The special solo performance will be Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.

All performances will take place at the Meroney Theatre, 213 S Main Street Salisbury.

Tickets: $23 for adults; $21 for seniors/students/military. Tickets are available at www.piedmontplayers.com or by calling 704-633-5471.

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