Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have announced the 18 children who have been cast in the Brisbane season of The Sound of Music. There will be three different casts alternating in the roles of the six youngest von Trapp children.
Playing Friedrich will be Luke Harrison (11 years old from Carrara), Bailey Kelleher (12 years old from Tingalpa) and Jayden McGinlay (10 years old from Pacific Pines). Playing Louisa will be Sophie Moman (12 years old from Daisy Hill), Samantha Todd (13 years old from Elanora) and Lauren Towns (13 years old from South Bank). Playing Kurt will be Landon Broadley (10 years old from Thorneside), Oliver Cameron (11 years old from Camp Hill) and Sam Green (12 years old from Albany Creek). Playing Brigitta will be Emma Louise Cobb (12 years old from Mansfield), Nina Le Vesconte (11 years old from Brighton) and Alyssa Myers (11 years old from Acacia Ridge). Playing Marta will be Amelia Ayris (9 years old from Camira), Giselle Roe (10 years old from Parkinson) and Indya Tangye (11 years old from Nundah) and playing Gretl will be Stella Charrington (8 years old from Mt Gravatt), Izellah Connelly (9 years old from Southport) and Dana Weaver (7 years old from Heathwood).
“We have assembled an extraordinary cast of young stars to play the von Trapp children,” said the producers. “We had over 800 children audition last month and we were absolutely blown away by the talent. It’s exciting that Australian audiences will see a production of this quality.”