Douglas Henderson, an account relationship specialist at The Log, makes his debut in the Stage Crafters Community Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music.” He has, however, appeared as The Professor, a role comprised of several small roles, in “South Pacific” and as “Romeo” in high school. “The Sound of Music” begins at 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 21-22 and 2 p.m. March 16 and 23 in the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium.
From Indianapolis, Ind., Henderson, 32, plays guitar, drums and sings at Lumpy’s Wine Bar in Baytowne Wharf and fills in and runs open mic night at the Funky Blues Shack in Baytowne from time to time. He also performs the Doug Show there on Wednesdays whenever needed.
Henderson plays Franz the butler and likes to think of him as a “strictly rational, military disciplined, personal reflection of Captain von Trapp.”
Henderson said, “He provides short, often curt, responses to the captain’s inquiries as if they were the sort of responses the captain should be telling himself, while remaining firmly conscious of his place and showing pride in his craft. Franz is devoted, steadfast and assiduous in his duties, a relic from his employer’s past, an immutable reminder of who Georg von Trapp used to be.”
According to the Stage Crafters’ program, Henderson’s hobbies are music, mythmaking and merriment — and he even whistles while he works at The Log.