Congratulations to the following cast and crew of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of The Sound of Music with eight performances at the Historic Owen Theatre on Dec 2 – 4 & 9 – 12, 2021. Advance reserved tickets are on sale now at

“There were so many talented actors who participated in the auditions, and it was a very difficult challenge for our directors and producers to make the final casting selections. Big thanks to everyone who tried out, and we hope to work with the rest of you soon in a future production.”
Jim Barber – BRAC Executive Director

The Sound of Music is under the direction of Jacob Deck (Director) and Delyla Uebel (Music Director). Cast members include:

  • Hayden Gish (Maria Rainer)
  • Jen Frost (Mother Abbess)
  • Tricia Bush (Mother Abbess understudy)
  • Esther Weicht (Sister Berthe)
  • Mindy Law (Sister Margaretta)
  • Julie Brinkman (Sister Sophia)
  • Jerrod Cate (Captain Georg von Trapp)
  • Loran Polson (Frau Schmidt, housekeeper)
  • Emma Puerta and Talya Tinoco (Liesl von Trapp)
  • Pace Gillman and AJ Turner (Friedrich von Trapp)
  • Sophie Douglas and Abby Wheeler (Louisa von Trapp)
  • Lee Brown and Liam Hill (Kurt von Trapp)
  • Kylee Chandler, Savannah Turner and Johanna Thornsberry (Brigitta von Trapp)
  • Lundyn Mitchell and Jael Frost (Marta von Trapp)
  • Zoey Viola and Emma Chandler (Gretl von Trapp)
  • Cole Hill (Rolf Gruber)
  • Charis Boulden (Elsa Schraeder)
  • Amy Sorenson (Ursula)
  • Randy Simmon (Max Detweiler)
  • Dylan Pratt (Herr Zeller, swing for Franz)
  • Anna Weicht (New Postulant)
  • Melody Snyder, Judy Starrett and Beth Lambeth (Ensemble: Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants, contestants at Festival concert).


The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music, has become a play beloved around the world. Based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. 

The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, with laughter, and with music.

In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children–and their widower father, Captain von Trapp. With the Mother Abbess’ blessing, and to the children’s delight, Maria follows her heart, and Maria and the Captain marry.

Upon returning home from their honeymoon, Maria and the Captain learn that their beloved Austria has been taken over by the Nazis, and the retired Captain is asked to report for immediate service in the Nazi Navy. When the Nazis show up at their door to take Captain von Trapp away, it is a family singing engagement (wily navigated by their friend Max) that buys the family time to make their narrow escape.

Their Austrian convictions compel Maria, the Captain, and the children to flee over the mountains of Switzerland to safety, taking the words of the Mother Abbess to heart: “Climb Every Mountain… till you find your dream.”

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