NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Production of The Sound of Music is in its final month of rehearsals before its March 10th opening.  Seniors Lara Gavagan and John Ertman will take the stage as leads Maria and the Captain in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration and one of the world’s most beloved musicals.

Seniors Emily Peterson and Jeffrey Blitt will respectively bring Elsa Schraeder and Max Detweiler to life, while senior Ian Spiegel takes on the role of Herr Zeller.  Senior Natalie Pereira will play Liesl to Troy Droussiotis’ Rolf.  Seniors rounding out the cast include Michelle Barrett, Lulu Fuchs, Matt Lunga and Dan Midwinter. 

Join the entire NPHS cast, crew, and pit orchestra for The Sound of Music! Tickets are on sale at for shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 and 11, and for the March 10 matinee at 2 p.m.

In anticipation of this wonderful production, join the cast for their pre-show event – The Salzburg Festival – on March 4 for an evening of Austrian food and fun.  Festival tickets are $10 and may be purchased from a cast member or by contacting the Salzburg Festival Coordinator Elizabeth Ertman by e-mail at