Redlands’ LifeHouse Theater will close its 28th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” opening 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and running weekends through Oct. 23.
The production stars Hilary Maiberger as Maria and Nolan Livesay as Captain von Trapp.
Maiberger was the longest-running Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” tour and performed as Ariel at the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” according to a news release.
Livesay is an orchestrator as well as an actor, and his work has been featured in movies including “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Maze Runner,” in the “Star Trek: Discovery” television series and in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, according to the news release. Livesay is also serving as music director of this production.
Others in the cast are Beverly Crain as Mother Abbess, Jonathan Bushey as Max and Zac Swan Van Lent as Rolf. The von Trapp children are played by Kristiana McKelvey as Liesl, Charlie Groza as Friedrich, Jordan Evans as Louisa, Luke Smith as Kurt, Hannah Smith as Brigitta, Goldie Combs as Marta and Cambria Prusa as Gretl.
Director is Jennifer M. DeWitt, who has directed “The Rise of King David” and “The Wizard of Oz” at LifeHouse Theater.
Choreographer is Michael Milligan and costume designer is Tiffany Michel, who recently costumed Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Redlands Bowl. Set design is by Jacob Michel and Luke Michel, and lights and sound are by Josiah Evans.
After opening night, performances continue at 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. There is also one Thursday performance, at 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
Advance tickets are $22 or $26 for adults and $11 or $13 for children ages 3 to 11. Tickets are $2 more the day of the performance. For tickets and information, go to lifehousetheater.com or call 909-335-3037.
LifeHouse Theater recently announced the lineup for its 29th season, which will open Nov. 5 with “Noah.” Other productions planned for the new season are “Unto Us: The Nativity Story,” Dec. 3-30; “Aladdin,” Jan. 14-Feb. 19, 2023; “Oliver!,” March 4-April 2; “Anastasia,” April 15-May 14; “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” May 27-June 25; Disney’s “Newsies,” July 8-Aug. 6; and “Daniel,” Aug. 19-Sept.17.
LifeHouse Theater is at 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, next to Redlands Christian School. Free parking is available in back of the theater.