LifeHouse Theater to Present ‘The Sound of Music’ – Press Enterprise

The LifeHouse Theater in Redlands will close its 28th season with “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which opens at 7 p.m. on September 24 and runs weekends until October 23.

The production stars Hilary Maiberger as Maria and Nolan Livesay as Captain von Trapp.

Maiberger was the longest-serving Belle on Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” tour and starred as Ariel in the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” according to a press release.

Livesay is an orchestrator as well as an actor, and his work has been featured in such films as ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘The Maze Runner’, in the television series ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, according to the press release. Livesay is also musical director of this production.

The other cast members 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.

The director is Jennifer M. DeWitt, who directed “The Rise of King David” and “The Wizard of Oz” at LifeHouse Theater.

The choreographer is Michael Milligan and the costume designer is Tiffany Michel, who recently costumed Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Redlands Bowl. The scenography is by Jacob Michel and Luke Michel, and the lights and sound are by Josiah Evans.

After the opening night, performances continue at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There is also a performance on Thursdays, at 7 p.m. on October 20.

Advance tickets are $22 or $26 for adults and $11 or $13 for children ages 3-11. Tickets are $2 extra on the day of the show. For tickets and information, go to or call 909-335-3037.

LifeHouse Theater recently announced the lineup for its 29th season, which kicks off Nov. 5 with “Noah.” Other productions slated for the new season are “Unto Us: The Nativity Story,” December 3-30; “Aladdin”, January 14-February. 19 2023; “Oliver!”, from March 4 to April 2; “Anastasia”, April 15-May 14; “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”, from May 27 to June 25; Disney’s “Newsies”, July 8-August. 6; and “Daniel”, from August 19 to September 17.

LifeHouse Theater is at 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, next to Redlands Christian School. Free parking is available behind the theatre.

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