The drama and tears of missed roles, the plannings and labor for the musical’s set, and vocalization with Mr. David Groth are all being done as we speak. Director and Lafayette teacher Dr. Shane Heard deals with casting in stride, but like always, he looks to prove his critics wrong with an amazing play.
“I don’t already have the cast set in my head. Do I have an idea of what I’m looking for? Of course. But it’s all about who can do what and if they fit the part. There’ll always be upset kids, I can’t help that. But even though they think their role is terrible they almost always have fun and a great time.”
So, once again I’m predicting that even though the tears and tissues have been running down a lot of disappointed students’ faces, come showtime they’ll steal the show and it will be another great addition to Lafayette Theatre!
Below is the cast list for Lafayette’s Sound of Music!
Maria Rainer: Kori Trauttloff
Captain Von Trapp: Kiefer Huff
Leisl: Amanda Kephart
Friedrich: Stone Cole
Louisa: Samantha Simmons
Kurt: James Henderson
Brigitta: Shelby Myers
Marta: Jillian Lysaght
Gretl: Kelsea Westbrook
Mother Abbess: Sylvia Brand
Rolf Gruber: Kelly Burford
Elsa Schraeder: Abbie Widener
Max Detweiler: Andy Malott
Sister Berthe *: Alaesha Nance
Sister Margaretta *: Elora Gates
Sister Sophia *: Aubrey McCamy
Franz, The Butler: Anthony Burley
Frau Schmidt: Kyrsten Neverdusky
Ursula: Hanna Rehm
Von Schreiber: Cooper Herrington
A New Postulant: Hannah Ryan
Baron Elberfeld: John Dunkle
Baroness Elberfeld: Aubrey McCamy
Herr Zeller: Colton Locke
* Nun’s Chorus (Also Adult Female Chorus)
Dance Troupe Girls:
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned!