I'm pretty sure Dennis Parlato was playing Captain von Trapp at that point, to be replaced by Richard Chamberlain (when Laura Benanti took over for Rebecca Luker). This was well into the Broadway run, because several of the original kids had already been replaced. (Ashley Rose Orr was the original Gretl, before Christiana came in.)
Part 3 has an interview with 19-yr-old Laura Benanti, as the Maria understudy, talking in more detail about taking over the role of Maria. I can't believe she was so young! What an amazing opportunity that was for her!
Also, I recognized a lot of the costumes, which we used on our tour. Good memories!
And, to avoid confusion, here are some costume photos from our tour ... mabye you will recognize some of these from the youtube video!
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