Above: Fourteen area young artists were chosen from 120 auditionees for roles as von Trapp children in Curtain Call’s ‘The Sound of Music.’ It will play March 30 through May 5 at Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre. Two teams of children play the von Trapp children during alternating performances.
Beginning Friday, March 30, Stamford’s Curtain Call theater company will be presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” at its Kweskin Theatre.
The cast, which features actors from across Fairfield and Westchester (N,.Y.) counties, includes 14 young performers chosen from 120 young people who auditioned for the roles. The little more than a baker’s dozen are split into teams to play the von Trapp brood during alternating performances.
The production, inspired by the story of Maria Rainer and Count Georg von Trapp, has already inspired strong ticket sales, said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call executive director and producer for “The Sound Of Music.” Five additional performances have been tacked on to the original schedule of performances, pushing the production run to Friday, May 5.
The 38-member cast is led by director Karen Randazzo of Trumbull.
The musical, which earned a Tony Award, includes some classic songs, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “The Sound of Music” and “Do, Re, Mi. ”
The cast includes Alicia Ditta, Sarah Gold, Morgan Humbert, Alyssa Moorin, Brianna Tarzia, Joe Vitti, Danny Ward and Jamil Zraikat of Stamford; Julia Robertson Barbieri, Liz Harrington, Emily Hull, Emily Katz, Christine Mallardi, Mickey Mallardi, Katie Morris, Tom Petrone and Kat Rosenfield of Norwalk; Tom Butterworth, Claire Leville, Nancy Leville and Whitney Woerz of New Canaan; Michal Barnea, Jack Smalls, Elizabeth Szele and Victoria Szele of Greenwich; Meaghan Elliot, Christian Melhuish and Tyler Jent of from Westport; Abigail Hubbard of Bridgeport; Vickey Gill of Milford; Clara Blackwell of Redding; Terry Le Bel of Shelton; Dan Travers of Stratford; Danny Randazzo of Trumbull; Doreen DeMilo-Ineson of Somers, N.Y.; and Janis Chapin of Tarrytown, N.Y.
“The Sound of Music will play Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.. There are three Thursday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. on April 19, 26 and May 3. Matinee seats still available for April 28 and 29.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $14 for students/children. Thrifty Thursday price: all seats $18. Call 203-461-6358 or visit www.curtaincallinc.com. The Kweskin Theatre is at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford.