The Sound of Music Cast

Bethany Christian School middle school students performed the musical The Sound of Music to full houses on April 21 and 22, 2023.  It was the school’s first middle school musical since the pandemic and was warmly received.  This heart-warming show was directed by Mr. Daniel Northrop, music teacher at Bethany Christian School.  

The show starred Samuel Byrnes as Captain Von Trapp, Caelyn Foster as Maria, and Lucy Crabb as Mother Abbess, Liliana Patterson as Liesel, Kiera Tkach as Louisa, Lila Pearson as Brigitta, Danielle Choi as Marta, Elise Jakobsen as Gretl, McKinnon Alden as Freidrich, Mathias Jakobsen as Kurt, Isla Stach as Max, Emma Spinelli as Frau Schmidt, Deann McKellop as Sister Berthe, Lexi Adams as Sister Sophia, Joseph Torres as Franz, Sebastian Angelina as Herr Zeller, Nathaniel Behzadi as Von Schnider, Beckett Gohrick as Rolf, and Grant Beck as Elberfeld. 

 The ensemble included Emily Flores, Mila Soltero,  and Lucy Varvel.  Audiences enjoyed show favorites such as “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.”  Sets were made by middle school students under the direction of art teacher Rica Rudio. The crew included Ben DiGillio, Emma Crossen, Eva Magallon, Luke Hanrahan, Nathan King, Julia Patterson, and Jaylyn Sayegh. The show, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, was thoroughly enjoyed by the  audience.