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Mormon Artists lead in 'Sound of Music in Virginia

By 'Amy Fisher'

Mormon Artists lead in 'Sound of Music in Virginia
By Amy Fisher

Two Young Mormon Artists are playing the lead roles in The Sound of Music at the Riverside Theater and Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA.

Maija-Liisa Nielsen an outstanding performer since childhood who also operates her own dance studio in Spotsylvania County is playing the role of Marie. Maija-Liisa has many theater credits to her name and is a talented choreographer.

Russell Rowland who just finished performing the role of LaHab in the production of Noah at the Sight and Sound Millennium Theater in Lancaster, Pa is playing the part of Capt. von Trapp. Russell recently performed at SVC for Sheri Dew, Ardeth Kapp and Pres. Bateman and at the VA. Conference on the Family held in Williamsburg.

My husband and I attended the production last week and were very impressed with the outstanding vocal abilities of the cast as well as the overall quality of the show as compared to what we see in Richmond. It is an excellent production and these two young people and children of bishops did not know each others religion right away. It is a lovely, clean and well managed facility and is certainly an uplifting performance to support during the holidays.

I do not have a program but I did see the show and was very impressed. Information can be obtained from Riverside Center 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 e-mail website at

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