Official Press Release for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Plaza Theatre Company


Plaza Theatre Company set to open the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC

January 24th, 2013

Plaza Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC on February 1st, 2013. The production will play Plaza’s newly renovated theatre at 111 S. Main Street in Cleburne, TX opening on February 1st and playing thru March 9th. The show will be the 61st produced by Plaza Theatre Company since it’s inception in November of 2006.

The musical is considered one of the masterpieces of modern musical theatre and marked the culmination of the epic Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration. Featuring such theatrical standards as “The Sound Of Music”, “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria”, “16 Going On 17”, “Edelweiss” and “Climb Every Mountain”; The Sound of Music remains one of the most beloved musicals of the era.

Too high-spirited for the religious life, Maria is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of widowed naval Captain von Trapp. She gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, however upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis. The family’s narrowly escapes to Switzerland providing one of the most inspirational finales ever presented in musical theatre.

The Cast List for THE SOUND OF MUSIC is: (Double Cast where noted)

Maria Rainer – Meredith Browning
Captain von Trapp – JaceSon P. Barrus
Max Detweiler – Jay Lewis
Franz – Billy Myers
Frau Schmidt – Ruth Ann Warwick
Elsa Schraeder – Tina Barrus
Herr Zeller – Kyle Scarborough
Leisl – Tabitha Barrus / Katy Nicholas
Freidrich – Hayden Cawood / Benjamin Midkiff
Louisa – Rachel Browning / Marisa Pope
Kurt – Harrison Cawood / David Midkiff
Brigitta – Eden Barrus / Emma Whitehorn
Marta – Rylee Mullen / Kylee Scarborough
Gretl – Miranda Barrus / Paige Moore
Rolfe – Robert Twaddell
Mother Abbess – Kathy Lemons
Berthe – Cherie Robinson
Marguerite – Lisa Randol
Sophia – Bethany Dane
Baron Elberfeld – Jamie Long
Baroness Elberfeld – Julie Hefner
Admiral von Schreiber – Jodie Barrus
Fraulein Schweiger – Judy Barnett
Julie Hefner
Sherry Clark
Suzi Hanford
Kathrynne Myers
Priscilla Nix / Kennedy Styron
Carolyn Myers
Debra Midkiff / Donna Moore
Michelle Cawood / Tammie Phillips
Dawn Diyer
Amy Hilton
Townspeople / Germans
Michael Sorter / Chris Stanferd
Levi King
Nolan Moralez
Nicholas Hefner
Cameron Barrus
Jamie Deel / Mark Midkiff

The production is under the Direction of Jodie and Soni Barrus with Musical Direction by Soni Barrus, Choreography by Tabitha Barrus, Assistant Direction by Jamie Long and Stage Management by Emily Warwick. The show will open on Friday February 1st at 7:30pm and will then play every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening thru March 9th at 7:30pm with Saturday matinees every Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $14 for Seniors and Students and $12 for Children.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 817-202-0600, by visiting or visiting the Plaza Box Office between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday thru Saturday.

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