The acting, singing, dancing and physical comedy were wonderful by all the cast. And what a cast it was: from the little players and puppets, to the Von Trapp children, through a host of characters played by students, teaching staff and administration. Who will forget Jeff Rhone, Ed McGee, and Tony Coiro as Nuns? Alexis Redden and Belle Bourke made formidable Mother Superiors.
Winnie Richards-Consigny, as Maria Rainer, gave us singing and acting of a high level matched by a countenance that shined with the spirit of the Maria we have come to expect. Peter James DePierro as Captain Georg Von Trapp, a hard taskmaster who melts under Maria’s charms, delighted us with his singing voice. Allison Long made an elegant Elsa Schraeder with just the right note of cynicism. All 9 Von Trapp children, from Montana Damone’s Liesl to elfin Dusty Richards-Consigny as little Gretl, were well-played individually. And they made an enchanting chorus. Noah Dougherty gave a convincing performance as Rolf.
It’s hard to imagine how all this was so professionally put together. The directors Eloise Harris, John Bernhardt and Jonathan Andrews, along with the backstage crew, set designers, costumers, lighting, music and sound coordinators orchestrated a fantastic production which thoroughly entertained its audience.~