November 9, 2022-January 15, 2023
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One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years.

Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, and Winner of Best Musical

When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where our lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree.

Suggested for ages 5+, includes some discriminatory language, depiction of Nazis and images of swastikas. Click here for classroom materials.


The Sound of Music is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.

Director’s notes

As I was preparing to go into rehearsal for this show, I was reminded of the story of the lyrics to “Edelweiss.” The Broadway musical came before the beloved and iconic film. The show was in its out of town tryout before the transfer to Broadway, when the team felt that there needed to be another song for the Captain to bid farewell to his Austria. Richard Rodgers wrote the music and Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyrics. The music came first and when asked for the lyrics, Hammerstein, who at the time was very ill from stomach cancer, allowed the beautiful, yet simple words to “Edelweiss” to emerge. It was the last song the duo would ever write together.

In one of his darkest times, Hammerstein wrote a song of hope, resilience, determination and love. It is a timely reminder to us all that love and beauty will forever “bloom and grow” out of the dark and cold.

It is always a daunting task to direct these iconic stories at the holidays, especially one that has been shared and experienced by multiple generations and holds certain expectations from many entering through the theatre doors. However, as I watched the movie with my five-year-old daughter, I was reminded that there is a whole generation that this story will be completely new to, and I am inspired to share this beautiful musical with them.

I ask that you allow yourself to release any preconceived notions of what you think of this musical. Please hear this show as if you have never heard it before. Although this piece was written 63 years ago about events that happened 84 years ago, the story feels as contemporary and poignant as ever in our current world.

Thank you for supporting live theatre as we continue to emerge from when our doors were closed and our stages were dark. The artists, artisans and staff of the theatre are very much like the edelweiss of the mountains, blooming out of the dark with new life, vibrancy, determination, resilience, love and radical appreciation to continue to create beauty together in the world.

-Amber Mak, Director

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Meet the Team


Alicia Kaori *

Maria Rainer, a Postulan at Nonnberg Abbey

Making their Paramount debut

Christopher Kale Jones *

Captain Georg von Trapp

Making their Paramount debut

Susan Moniz *

The Mother Abess

Making their Paramount debut

Rengin Altay *

Frau Schmidt, the Housekeeper

Making their Paramount debut

Julia Aragon


Making their Paramount debut

Michael Ehlers *

Admiral von Schreiber

previously in Legally Blonde, Elf, The Little Mermaid, Hairspray, Newsies, and Rock of Ages

Sophie Grimm *

Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants

previously in The Sound of Music, Groundhog Day, Legally Blonde, and Les Misèrables

Michael Harp

Rolf Gruber

Previously in A Christmas Story

Josh Houghton *

Herr Zeller

Making their Paramount debut

Emilie Lynn *

Elsa Schraeder

previously in Miss Saigon, Hair, My Fair Lady and Kinky Boots

Ron E. Rains *

Franz, the Butler

previously in The Producers, Cabaret and Beauty and the Beast

Stephen Schellhardt *

Max Detweiler

Previously in Fun Home and The Sound of Music

Ava Barabasz


Making their Paramount debut

Avelyn Choi


Making their Paramount debut

Genevieve Jane


Making their Paramount debut

Milla Liss


Previously in Fun Home

Charlie Long


Making their Paramount debut

Savannah Lumar


Making their Paramount debut

Maddie Morgan


Making their Paramount debut

Gage Richey


Making their Paramount debut

Kara Rivera


Making their Paramount Debut

Ezekiel Ruiz


Previously in The Secret of My Success, and Fun Home

Lena Soszynski


Making their Paramount debut

Brody Tyner


Making their Paramount debut

Michael Kingston

Baron Elberfeld

previously in Cinderella, Hairspray, and Groundhog Day

Liz Pazik *

Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices

Previously in Music Man

Harriet Nzinga Plumpp *

Sister Sophia

previously in Sweeney Todd and Wizard of Oz

Lexie Bailey


Previously in Rock of Ages

Rodrigo Ignacio Cruz *


Making their Paramount debut

Adam Fane *


previously in The Sound of Music, The Producers, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Hairspray and Mary Poppins

Margot Frank


Making their Paramount debut

Carisa Gonzalez


previously in Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages, Groundhog Day and The Secret of My Success

Jake DiMaggio Lopez


Making their Paramount debut

Maggie Malaney


Previously in Rock of Ages

Luke Nowakowski


Previously in Fun Home

Maya Rowe


Making their Paramount debut

Nellie Shuford

Baroness Elberfeld

Making their Paramount debut

Shelbi Voss


previously in Kinky Boots, Cinderella and Dreamgirls

Emmy Chan

u/s Gretl

Making their Paramount debut

Juliana Filapek

u/s Louisa

previously in The Wizard of Oz

Layla Joan

u/s Brigitta, u/s Marta

Making their Paramount debut

Kirin Pauline

u/s Friedrich

Making their Paramount debut

Elias Totleben

u/s Kurt

making Paramount Theatre debut

Artistic Team

Amber Mak


Kory Danielson

Music Director/ Conductor

Jeffrey D. Kmiec

Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham

Costume Designer

José Santiago

Lighting Designer

Adam Rosenthal

Sound Designer

Katie Cordts

Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer

Jesse Gaffney

Properties Designer

Ethan Deppe

Electronic Music Designer

Susan Gosdick

Dialect Coach

Peter Ruiz


Trent Stork

Casting Director

Daniel J Hanson *

Stage Manager

Erin Nicole Eggers *

Assistant Stage Manager

Matthew Silar *

Assistant Stage Manager

Jamie Anderson

Associate Director

Lexie Bailey

Associate Choreographer

Previously in Rock of Ages

Kailey Rockwell

Associate Music Director/Associate Conductor

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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