QNEK Pro­duc­tions Presents:

The Sound Of Mu­sic

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Q NEK Pro­duc­tions, award win­ning theatre com­pany in res­i­dence at the his­toric Haskell Opera House, is de­lighted to bring to the stage a long loved mu­si­cal theatre clas­sic: The Sound of Mu­sic, Mu­sic by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Os­car Ham­mer­stein II, book by Howard Lind­say and Rus­sel Crouse, sug­gested by "The Trapp Fam­ily Singers" by Maria Au­gusta Trapp. Filled to the brim with some of the most loved songs of all time such as “Do Re Mi,” “Climb Ev­ery Moun­tain,” “Lonely Goatherd,” and “I Have Con­fi­dence,”

The Sound of Mu­sic will be a stir­ring and thrilling show to add to the list of your “Fa­vorite Things” this sum­mer!

Maria Rainer is the new­est pos­tu­lant at Nonnberg Abbey who can’t seem to find her place with the other Nuns. In an ef­fort to help her re­fo­cus the Rev­erend Mother sends her to be the gov­erness of seven chil­dren at the strict house­hold of a Naval Cap­tain. No sooner does she ar­rive than she falls in love with the chil­dren and shortly af­ter, their fa­ther. Mean­while the Nazi party makes its way to Aus­tria and we find the newly formed fam­ily in the un­cer­tain po­si­tion of flee­ing the moun­tain home they love, or be­ing forced to sep­a­rate for a cause they don’t be­lieve in. Come and see the in­spir­ing story of how one fam­ily per­se­veres through love and mu­sic.

QNEK is proud to bring not only this won­der­ful show to the bor­der com­mu­nity, but also two in­cred­i­ble guest artists to the cast. Rob­bie and Paul Rescigno, ac­tors and broth­ers based out of New York City, join the cast as Cap­tain von Trapp and Max Detweiller re­spec­tively with QNEK As­so­ciate Pro­duc­ing Di­rec­tor Jenny Dunne play­ing the role of Maria. Round­ing out the cast is a won­der­ful group of over 30 ac­tors from the bor­der and be­yond: Bran­don Alexan­dre, Thomas Alexan­dre, Mag­gie An­der­son, Mar­ilee An­dres, Jor­dan Bar­bour, Kathy Beals, Mered­ith Beals, Judy Cas­tonguay, Todd Cu­bit, Ruth Ann Fletcher, Paul Gandy, El­iz­a­beth Gil­martin, Alyssa Gosselin, Brianna Grimm, Lau­rie Grimm, Charli Kell­away, Marc La­mon­tagne, Ar­den Leit­head, Deb­o­rah Mackay, Jenny Mered­ith, Jil­lian Mered­ith, Dorothy Mof­fat, Eli Moore, Molly Moore, Ellery Nor­wood, Su­sanne Nor­wood, Josie Pear­son, Anna Quinn, Mark Rumery, Nancy Rumery, Jim Young, John Young.

Di­rec­tor Phil Gosselin is also backed by a won­der­ful team on this pro­duc­tion which will fea­ture the beau­ti­ful two pi­ano score of this Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein clas­sic with a set high­light­ing the an­tique back­drops of the Haskell Opera House which are

over 110 years old. The set will also fea­ture a brand new back­drop painted by lo­cal artist Bradleigh Stock­well. Chris Sellers is the Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor who will be joined on pi­ano by Jo­hanna Kennedy. Rick Gosselin is the set engi­neer while Dennis Zei­gler and David Har­ri­son take on lights and sound. Allen Cu­bit is the Stage Man­ager joined by crew mem­bers and cos­tum­ing team Keirstan Lague, Emma Castle, and Sara Cu­bit.

Come and en­joy this heart­warm­ing clas­sic with the songs you know and love at the his­toric Haskell Opera House. The Sound of Mu­sic pre­sented by QNEK Pro­duc­tions plays for three week­ends July 17th - Au­gust 2nd, Fri­days and Satur­days at 7:30, Sun­days at 2pm. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the QNEK Box Of­fice at 802-334-2216, re­serv­ing by email at qnek.com, by ad­vance pur­chase online or by phone at cata­moun­tarts. org and the Cata­mount Arts Box Of­fice at 888-757-5559, and by ad­vanced pur­chase at the MAC Cen­ter for the Arts in down­town New­port.

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Photo fea­tur­ing: Marc La­mon­tagne, Jenny Dunne, Rob­bie Rescigno, Eli Moore, Bran­don Alexan­dre, Charli Kell­away, Jil­lian Mered­ith, Ellery Nor­wood, and Paul Rescigno.

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