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PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts


By John Posada

originally published: 07/18/2023

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is currently presenting The Sound of Music weekends through July 30, 2023. Join Maria, Captain Von Trapp and his children in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. The production is directed and choreographed by Jessica O'Brien. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

This classic has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years, featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." The Sound of Music has won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The Sound of Music is sponsored by ““Broadway Ray” Soehngen.

The cast for The Sound of Music includes Rachel Burghen (Maria), David Fusco (Captain Georg von Trapp), Olivia Totaro (Lisel von Trapp), Max Devivo (Friedrich von Trapp), Paulina Ross (Louisa von Trapp), Jax Terry (Kurt von Trapp), Lilliana Young (Brigitta von Trapp), Brielle Frank (Marta von Trapp), Gabby Eileen Maher (Gretl von Trapp), Timothy J. Koob (Max Detweiller), Emilygrace Szperlak (Elsa Schraeder), Meredith Buchholtz (Mother Abbess), Sean Dickinson (Rolf Gruber), Nancy Fueyo (Sister Berthe / Frau Ellrich), Alyssa Kiselev (Sister Margaretta), Dorothy Shaffer (Sister Sophia / Baroness Elberfeld), Edward Itte (Franz / AYE Instructor), Olivia Conti (Ursula), Anthony Greco (Herr Zeller), John C. Short (Baron Elberfeld), Jacklyn Itte (Frau Schmidt), Paul Caliendo (Admiral von Schrieber).

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

The ensemble includes Immanuel Archilla, Daniel Clancy, Luke Hall, Charlie Thomas Hughes, Marianna Kiselev, Ainsley Lang (also AYE Instructor), Benjamin Neller (also Rehearsal Stage Manager), and Carl Sterling Smith.

Tickets start at just $26 and may be purchased at www.algonquinarts.org, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the Algonquin Arts Theatre box office Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey.



 
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The Sound of Music creative team includes; Jessica O’Brien, Director/Choreographer; Stephen Strouse, Musical Director; Edward Itte/Ainsley Lang, AYE Instructors, Benjamin Neller/Julia Catuogno, Rehearsal Stage Managers; Rachel Krupnick, Production Stage Manager/Props; Ashley Cusack, Scenic Designer, Roman Klima, Lighting Design; Karen Ficarra, Costume Coordinator; Joe & Karen Ficarra, Prop Design, Jan Topoleski, Sound Design and Julie Nagy, Producer.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre production of The Sound of Music features Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; and Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp.

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

Show and series producers include: Janice Blanton, Deborah Dec, James & Arlene Donegan, JL Grandinetti, Vincent Gifford, Boris Jelic, Diane & Jerry Levitz and “Broadway” Ray Soehngen.

Here are more photos from the production.

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

PHOTOS from "The Sound of Music" at Algonquin Arts

Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501c(3) non-profit center for performing arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.

Located in Manasquan, N.J., AAT is an integral part of the Shore region, offering broad access to arts experiences across multiple disciplines. Deeply committed to education, AAT serves students of all ages not only through art and music instruction, but also through the unique communal conversation that exists between audience member and performer. A journeyman house, AAT features the work of young and emerging artists, designers and directors working alongside seasoned professionals. 



 
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AAT provides a platform for local and regional performers to showcase their work and offers audiences the opportunity to engage very directly and personally in the arts, fostering greater participation and providing an engaging means for exploring personal and societal issues through the world of the stage.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided by Hackensack Meridian Health, the PNC Foundation, Manasquan Bank, Sunnyside Manor, the Dodge Foundation, the Provident Bank Foundation and the generosity of other businesses and our patrons.

John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.


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