Monday, March 16, 2015
Pottsgrove Produces 'The Sound of Music'
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottsgrove High School.
Pottsgrove High School presents one of the most popular family musicals of all time -- Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 19 through March 21.
The musical begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Richard Radel Auditorium at Pottsgrove High School.
Rebecca Smith portays Maria, the unorthodox postulant, who is sent as a governess to manage Captain von Trapp's (Jake Testa) seven children.
The von Trapp children are played by Brianna Beitler, Tyler Montgomery, Hannah Windrim, Bryce Clemmer, Tayler Nofer, Ava Reicher and Lindsay Palmer.
Set in Austria in 1938, the show follows Maria and the Captain's romance against the backdrop of the impending Nazi invasion. Urging the Captain to compromise are his friends Max Detweiler (Josh Crocetto) and Baroness Schraeder (Cierra Fekelman).
Other featured performers include Luke Robles, Diane DiLabio, Emma Brurrus, Kristi Shultz, Joe Kelley, Hailee Tyson, Sydney Hernandez and Christian Samilenko.
Also featured are Madison Bartzel, Andrew Bayless, MJ Bird, Diane Buchanan, Alec Dorris, Lizzy Galamba, Matthew Gambino, Austin Giraud, Aidan Kelch, Aaron Nealy, Shelby Poston, Anthony Romano, Rebekah Schueck, Michaela Sloan, Marcus Taylor, Michael Thornton, Elly Tran, Katlyn Trapani, Hannah Weghorst and Allison Wentzel.
The production is directed by Todd Kelly, a teacher at the school, with assistance from Holli Artim. The student director is Courtney Weaver. Cynthia Foust is the vocal director while Victor Holladay conducts the orchestra.
Stacy Couch serves as choreographer. Set construction is by Tom Bannister with art supervision by Cindy Scherer and Brian Artim.
Liz Rodenbaugh oversees the costuming while David Moyer helms the stage crew.
the musical boars such well-known songs as "the Sound of Music," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Do-Re-Mi," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and others.
Other tuneful Rodgers and Hammerstein melodies such as "How Long Can Love Survive?" and "No Way to Stop It," which do not appear in the movie, are included in the stage version.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available from cast members or may be purchased at the door.
For additional information, contact the high school at 610-326-5105.