The Sound of Music

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Don Gingold / Sunday, November 21, 2021 / Categories: Coming Soon

The Sound of Music

July 15-31 Weekends, NCHS Auditorium*

Event date: 7/15/2022 7:30 PM - 7/31/2022 3:00 PM Export event
The Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Wait, do we mean Rotary Hill? I think that's the only hill in Naperville.

Actually, we mean the perennial favorite Broadway Musical that premiered November 15, 1959. It's on its way back to Naperville and will arrive in July of 2022. We'll be back in the Naperville High School Auditorium, our pre-COVID home since 1991. The pandemic is making long-term commitments difficult, so we're planning an outdoor performance option as a backup. Either way, the show will go on.

Tickets are on sale. If you long for live theatre, grab your ticket now. And remember, they make for great  gifts, too.

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Summer Place will tell you the tale of young novice Maria, called upon by her Mother Abbess to care for the children of the widowed Captain Georg von Trapp. She falls in love with the children while the Captain falls in love with her. But it's not only a love story; our play is set in Austria in the early days of World War II during the German occupation, and Nazis exert an ever-increasing hold on the life of the von Trapp family, to the point of their plan to escape. It makes for a warm and compelling tale, and we can't wait to bring it to our stage.

It takes a community to put on such a big theatre production. We have key positions in our production team but need a few more, so if you are excited as we are to help produce this show, contact us now with your interest and your previous experience in design or direction of live performances. See our Get Involved page for more.


Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals 
on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

Our Cast

Maria Katherine Damisch
Captain von Trapp Matt Whalen
Max Reed Pence
Elsa SarahAnn Sutter
Mother Abbess Sadie Wynne
Sister Berthe Lori Bush Shepard
Sister Margaretta Nancy Witzke
Sister Sophia Katie Soria
Franz Jason Sheldon
Frau Schmidt Tina St. Angelo Wetzel
Herr Zeller Rick Love
Rolf Gruber Jason Peck
The von Trapp Children:
Liesl Christina Peck
Friedrich Nicholas Baumgartner
Louisa Lulu Knight
Kurt William Lardner
Brigitta Petra Ivanov
Marta Kanyaka Jagan
Gretl Ava Doty
Supporting Characters:
Sisters of the Abby, Friends of the von Trapps, Festival Goers, and others:
  Don Gingold
Emma Cook
Chris Knight
Grace Catherine Politowicz
Mara Sherwood
Alison Sherwood
CeCi Wynne
Katie Paulsen
Christianna Tai
Laura Miller
Angela Clark
Laura Zimmermann
Grace Smith
Nancy Wagner
Sandra Knight

Our Production Team 

Director Jorge Bermudez
Vocal Director Mary Barrios
Music Director Emma Gingold
Choreographer Jake Ganzer
Stage Manager Taylor Weisz
Asst Stage Mgr Giana Salerno
Crew Head Chris Knight
Producer Don Gingold
More team members needed. See our Get Involved page
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About The Summer Place

The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and receives our funding through sales of affordably priced tickets, program ads, concessions, from a small number of grants and from the kind donations of our patrons.

We are Naperville's Community TheatreSM. Our all volunteer board, crew and cast work hard together to produce entertaining plays and musicals for the Naperville area. We invite you to get involved!

The Summer Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567


Partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


And by a grant from the Naperville Special Events & Cultural Amenities Fund.

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