Press Release: SRO Theatre Company Presents The Sound of Music

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February 20 – March 2, 2014

SRO Theatre Company presents The Sound of Music to be staged February 20-March 2, 2014, at the Shedd Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical, which tied as a 1960 Tony Award winner, tells the story of a postulant who becomes a governess to the seven children of a widowed father and how their lives change through love and music. The story is based on Maria Augusta Trapp’s memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

The director is award-winning director/producer Frank A. Barnhart whose work has been acclaimed in Columbus with awards that include a Best Director award from the Central Ohio Theatre Round Table and in New York with an Off-Off Broadway Review Award for producing and directing.

Sharon M. Kibe plays Maria Rainer, Heather Carvel plays The Mother Abbess, and the von Trapp family is played by William Darby (Captain Georg von Trapp), Paula Shtein (Liesl), Nathaniel Thomas (Friedrich), Taryn J. Huffman (Louisa), Keegan Sells (Kurt), Avery Bank (Brigitta), Sophia Caraline Ribar (Marta), and Jillian Savage (Gretl).

Additional cast members are Taryn Melynn Barton (Elsa Schraeder), Ronald E. Nocks (Max Detweiler), Devon Porter (Rolf Gruber), Dakota Thorn (Sister Berthe), Cassie Gress (Sister Margaretta), Angie Duncan (Sister Sophia), John Feather (Franz), Dawn Farrell (Frau Schmidt), Francois Dean (Herr Zeller), Bruce F. Huffman (Admiral von Schreiber), Catherine J. Huffman (A New Postulant/Nun), Meredith Hunsaker (Ursula/ Nun), Alicia Brown (Nun), and Melissa Christophersen Redmill (Nun).

Musical director is Bryan Babcock and choreographer is Catherine J. Huffman.

Showtimes and dates for The Sound of Music are 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20; 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 2.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, performance. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, call 614-258-9495.

SRO’s mission is to build upon decades of internationally acclaimed professional theater, emphasizing inclusive “theater for life,” through our strong community and educational involvement, as well as growing corporate partnerships.  For more information, please visit