The Sound of Music – Press Release

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Phone: 404.314.0545



City Springs Theatre Kicks Off Its 4th Season with “The Sound of Music”

Starring Broadway’s Mike McGowan, Sumayya Ali, John Scherer and Kristine Reese


Sandy Springs, GA, – City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre, kicks off its 2021-22 PNC Bank Season with “The Sound of Music,” directed by Tony Award® winner Shuler Hensley, in the Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) playing September 10-19, 2021.  This production is included in current subscriber season packages. Tickets are $40-$100, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit or call 404-477-4365 for more information.


The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, “The Sound of Music” was destined to become the world’s most-beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title number, “The Sound of Music” won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars for the feature film version. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows a young nun in-training who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The Sound of Music” stars Mike McGowan as Captain Gorg von Trapp (Broadway: “The Book of Mormon,” “The Producers,” “Ragtime”), Sumayya Ali as Mother Abbess (Broadway: “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” “Ragtime”),  John Scherer as Max Detweiler (Broadway: “By Jeeves,” “Sunset Boulevard”), Kristine Reese as Elsa Schraeder (Broadway: “Les Misérables”), and Ellie Fishman as Maria Rainer (National Tours: “Miss Saigon,” “Finding Neverland”).


Featuring Callie Reagan Walker as Liesl von Trapp, Zach Landes as Rolf Gruber, Grant Martin as Friedrich von Trapp, Ava Grace Roberts as Louisa von Trapp, Carson Shelton as Kurt von Trapp, Julia Straley as Brigitta von Trapp, Kayla Furie as Marta von Trapp and Harper Allegra and Amaya Raidbard as Gretl von Trapp.


Also in the cast are Cleve Bosher, Karen Howell, Janine Ayn, Reverie Berger, Christa Deana, Steve Hudson, Trevor Martin, Amy Coelho, JoAnna Johnson, Yingling Zhu, Nicholas Anthony, Taylor-Kate Bishop, Corey Bryant, James Arthur Douglas, Jaymyria Etienne and Daniel Fobes.


City Springs Theatre’s production is directed by Tony Award® Winner Shuler Hensley and choreographed by Cindy Mora Reiser, with music direction from Miles Plant. The creative team includes Adam Koch (Scenic Designer) Mike Wood(Lighting Designer), Keith Bergeron (Sound Designer), and Debbie Roberts (Costume Designer). Production stage managed by Randy Lawson.




All performances are held at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.


Performance Schedule

September 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19                              Thur – Sat @ 8:00pm, Sat & Sun @ 2:00pm    


City Springs Theatre Company will require all patrons to wear a mask while inside the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Adult patrons (18 & older) will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test. More information about the enhanced health and safety protocols can be found by visiting


About City Springs Theatre Company: City Springs Theatre Company was formed by Sandy Springs residents and is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching the community while contributing to its cultural and economic development by creating world-class theatre experiences at the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Through Broadway-style musical theatre featuring regional and national artists, creating a broad range of arts education programs for the enrichment of the community, and providing entertaining and inspiring productions for diverse audiences, City Springs Theatre Company establishes Sandy Springs as a growing cultural center. City Springs Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization. For more information, and to find out how you can get involved, visit


For tickets and information call 404-477-4365 or visit








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