Sound of Music captures ears, hearts


Photo by Shannon Tierney

Seniors Kat Hahn-Boisvert (Maria) and Alberto Corral (Captain Von Trapp) rehearse the dance, the Laendler.

Americo Allen Garcia, Online Editor

The halls are alive with “the Sound of Music” as the drama department presents this classic show on April 12 – 14 at 7 p.m. and on April 15 at 2 p.m.
“I am extremely excited to be working with such a talented cast and crew for this year’s production,” senior Katherine Hahn-Boisvert said. “I can’t wait to bring such a memorable character to life for my last performance on the stage.”
She will be playing the part of Maria, a nun who leaves her convent to tutor seven children of an Austrian widower named captain von trapp. Maria and the Captain fall in love and save the family from the Nazis invading Austria.
“In doing the sound of music it requires a little bit more of the classical background as far as vocal training goes, but I also wanted to do a production that would open up to more students,” Nathan Rancatore, director, said. “We have well over a hundred students involved in the production.”
Besides the actors, there are
light, sound, paint, construction crew, and the pit, who plays the musicals instruments. Without the help of everyone, this show could not be the big production that it is.
“I believe that the students should come see this musical because it is something that a lot of people are putting a lot of their hard work and effort into,” senior Alberto Corral said. He plays the male lead Captain Von Trapp.
“There’s a significance to it with the historical aspect. It is based on a true story, so behind the musical there is an actual experience that people had in real life, and on stage you can really see the Von Trapp’s story being told, “ Corral said.
The real Von Trapp Family, who escaped Austria during the Nazi invasion in World War II, then proceeded to tour the world as a singing family group before living the rest of their days in Canada. Their story is in a memoir called The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, by Maria Von Trapp.
“I think this musical’s purpose is to show that music does bring people together,” sophmore Sam Zigmant, who plays Liesl, the oldest of the seven children, said. “This show is pretty high up there, and it is a really energetic show all together.”
The cast and crew are very excited to preform and hope students will come to the show.