2021 – The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music was performed from 12th-21st of March in 2021 at The Q
The show auditioned in December of 2019 and was originally scheduled for June 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state lockdowns in both NSW and ACT the show was required to be postponed.
The production team consisted of
Directors – Alison Newhouse and Anthony Swadling
Musical Directors – Michael Politi and Jen Hinton
Choreographer – Jodi Hammond.
The Sound of Music cast included
Lydia Milosavljevic – Maria Rainer
Louise Gaspari – Mother Abbess
Michael Jordan – Captain Georg von Trapp
Terry Johnson – Max Detweiler
Veronica Thwaites-Brown – Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Sarah Powell – Sister Berthe
Dale Rheynolds – Sister Margaretta
Lauren Welfare – Sister Sophia
Peter Smith – Franz
Maria Dennehy – Frau Schmidt/Nun’s Chorus
Chris Bennie – Admiral von Schreiber
Hugo Walker – Baron Elberfeld
John Potter – Herr Zeller
Sam Dietz – Rolf
Anthony Swadling – Understudy Max Detweiler
von Trapp Children
Kay Liddiard – Liesl
Joss Kent – Friedrick
Charleigh Byrne – Louisa
Sienna Heaver – Louisa
Ebony Gagel – Kurt/Brigitta
Edith Baggoley – Kurt/Gretl
Erin Stiles – Brigitta
Anneke Hollier-Smith – Marta
Lola Hamlyn-Harris – Gretl
Willum Hollier-Smith – Altar Boy
Willum was originally cast as Kurt but due to a leg injury was unable to perform the role, He then was given a role to introduce the show and be involved with the wedding scene.
Jude Colquhoun – Understudy Mother Abbess
Tara Davidson – Opening Solo
Mary Dietz-Mullamphy – Frau Zeller
Christina Philipp – Baroness Elberfeld/Co-Dance Captain
Emily Mullamphy – Ursula/Understudy Maria & Liesl
Anna Tully – Co-Dance Captain
Rylan Howard – Understudy Friedrick
Zac Izzard – Understudy Rolf
We recognise the people originally cast who were unable to perform in the postponed show due to the large delay.
Tina Robinson – Baroness Elsa Schraeder
Rachel Horne – Frau Schmidt
The Passing of Michael Politi
Michael Politi. Headshot for The Sound of Music, Taken in 2020
Michael Politi passed away at the South Coast in his favourite place on the beach. It came as a great shock to us all.
Michael was the Musical Director for The Sound of Music and over the years performed with QP in shows and was Musical Director for our last performance of Mikado.
He touched many lives and was a lovely, gentle man. Michael in all his wisdom would say let’s all keep going and enjoy life. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed.