November 23 - December 16, 2012 | Now Closed

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse | Suggested by "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
Directed by Kristen Bruss and Craig Golbesky 

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Chicago Street Theatre is also delighted to welcome two new directors to our stage.  While Kristen and Craig may be new to Chicago Street, their outstanding musicals have been enjoyed throughout the region on stages including Memorial Opera House, 4th Street Theatre, Dunes Summer Theatre, and Portage Community Theatre.

The Cast

  • Maria- Christine Marilyn Parry
  • Captain von Trapp- Richard Castleton
  • Mother Abbess- LuAnne Pezel
  • Liesl- Jessica Rodriguez
  • Friedrich- Daniel Barajas
  • Louisa- Maddie Blaney
  • Kurt- Jack Schwartz
  • Brigitta- Ruthann Marfoe
  • Marta- Isabel Blaney
  • Gretl- Maddi Ames
  • Rolf- Andrew Flasch
  • Elsa- Dana Samardzich
  • Max- Matt Stinnett
  • Sister Berthe/Frau Schmidt- Andrea Bertsch
  • Sister Margaretta- Caroline Geldernick
  • Sister Sophia- Daena Sisk
  • Franz- Rande Dawson
  • Baroness Elberfeld/Nun Chorus- Allison Michna
  • Nun Chorus: Heather Ames, Joy Hathaway