The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts will present “The Sound of Music” in late August. Every show will most likely be a sellout. With that in mind, the GECA board voted to change the way we do business for the upcoming show … and it may carry over to future shows.
The most recent production, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” was a runaway success and all shows, except maybe one, were a sellout. Of course, not everyone who went to the theater had a reservation, but the GECA folks did their best to accommodate everyone who came, although some had to be turned away.
Through the years, folks have become accustomed to making reservations close to the date they want to attend a show, or just coming without a reservation or ticket. If the show is not sold out, that’s not a problem. However, when attendance is high, it is a problem.
GECA, as are all community theaters, is subject to guidelines. One of the guidelines for “The Sound of Music” is the number of people in the theater for each show. This is limited to 110 per show at our theater – not one more.
For a number of years, Atmore News has been the GECA ticket and reservation outlet, however, we are not selling tickets or taking reservations at Atmore News for “The Sound of Music.”
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 2, through the GECA website, www.gecarts.org, and may be purchased by credit or debit card. A counter on the website will keep track of the number of tickets sold and will not allow more than 110 to be sold for any show.
If you’re not comfortable with buying tickets online, the box office at the theater will be open Monday, August 2, and Monday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day, for anyone who would like to purchase tickets in person. When purchasing in person, you may still use a credit or debit card.
All tickets for this show are $15. No discounts apply.
Shows are Friday through Sunday, August 20-22, and Thursday through Sunday, August 26-29.
It should be noted that in presenting “The Sound of Music,” GECA is reviving their first ever production.
Maria Von Trap – Ellen Johnson
Captain Von Trap – Andrew Willis
Mother Abbess – Laura Trejo
The Von Trap children
* Liesl – Amanda Miller
* Frederick – Trevor Miller
* Louisa – Jasmina Stahly / Leah Miller
* Kurt – Hudson Brown / Jack Trejo
* Brigitta – Savannah Gilmore / Tori Strength
* Marta – Jordan Overton / Lexi Strength
* Gretel – Coleena Garcia / Charlotte Trejo
Rolf – Justus Zundel
Max Detweiler – Andrew Goble
Elsa Shraeder – Melissa Seales
Sister Berthe – Sharon Poulsen
Sister Margaretta – Mary Beachy
Sister Sophia – Carol Hochstetler
Sister Agatha – Joanna Jernigan
Sister Bernice – Alyiah Torres
New Postulant – Elizabeth Mitchell
Franz – Jerry Stahly
Frau Schmidt – Katherine Eby
Herr Zeller – Jerry Janes
Baron Elberfeld – Jim Hochstetler
Admiral von Schreiber – Andrew Barrow
Ursula – Josey Garner
Frauline Schweiger – Priscilla Eby
Nuns Chorus – Melissa Seales, Autumn Kennell, Alana Shelley, Wanetta McGinty, Mary Bailey, Leslie Garner, Samantha Hummel, Abi Mascaro, Hannah Mascaro, Peggy Sunday, Paula Freeman, Sonya Miller, Rosanna Mast, Fern Utz, LaVonne Swindle, Priscilla Eby
Children’s Chorus – Abbie Trejo, Jenna Kennell, Emma Mast, Josey Garner, Mary Bailey, Alana Shelley
Nazis – Daniel Overton, Micah Mast, Tyler Miller
Director – Phil Johnson
Assistant Director – Sharon Poulsen
Children’s Music Director – Ellen Johnson
Accompanist – Shea Johnson
Stage Manager – Isabel Allen
Tech – Joseph Seltzer
Costumes – Judy Huber